We've had a colder than average spring in Central VA. and so far I have transplanted the fennel twice...I am growing in containers. The root system has been excellent from the get-go and the plants are doing well and we are in mid/late-May.
- beautiful, bronze hued lacy foliage
- licorice-like flavor
Decorative bronze foliage with a sweet licorice flavor. Fennel is great for adding to salads, sauces, egg & fish dishes. Produces smooth, round bulbs for early through late fall production. Can withstand light frosts.
Height: 24 Inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Ornamental,
Nature Attraction: One of the favorite food sources of swallowtail butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Homeowner Growing Tips: These plants develop better flavor when not fertilized. Many sources suggest planting fennel away from other garden plants, and do be aware that they are self seeding, so you'll want to remove any flowers that form to prevent lots of new seedlings the next season. If using a container to grow fennel it will need to be quite deep, as it has a long taproot.
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