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Foeniculum vulgare dulce rubrum
- Heirloom variety
- Anise 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: 16-24 Inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Ornamental,
Nature Attraction: One of the favorite food sources of swallowtail butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Days to Maturity: 60-90
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.