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Bronze Fennel Plant

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$34.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Inches
  • Mature Width 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Bronze Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a versatile, tasty, healthy, and beautiful aromatic perennial herb. Bronze Fennel is prized for its milder, more delicate flavor. All parts of this plant are edible (seeds, flowers, roots, leaves). Bronze Fennel is highly ornamental; its delicately textured, wispy, bronze-tinged leaves are lovely in the garden as well as in cut-flower arrangements. Bronze Fennel is a prized ingredient in Italian cooking, and its aromatic, licorice-flavored leaves and seeds are widely used as an herbal tea to soothe digestive issues. It’s a nectar and pollen host for many beneficial insects including the Swallowtail Butterfly. 

Bronze Fennel Care  

Plant this perennial herb in spring when all danger of frost has passed. Find a location with well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Bronze Fennel has a deep tap root, so do not relocate it once it's planted. Give it plenty of space as it can grow up to 5 ft in height and equally as wide. Provide plenty of air circulation, and water the plant's roots, not the delicate leaves, as this can cause yellowing. Bronze fennel is hardy in zones 4-8.

Growing Bronze Fennel 

Bronze Fennel prefers to be planted in plenty of sun, in rich, moist, well-drained soil. It is fairly drought tolerant. Cut back the stems at the end of the season after seeds have formed and have been harvested.

Bronze Fennel can be grown in larger containers as a filler or thriller: be sure to select a container with excellent drainage and ample space, and use soil rich in organic matter. Bronze Fennel is just so beautiful on its own or paired with other plants in the landscape. 

Watering Bronze Fennel 

Keep the soil moist, giving Bronze Fennel at least an inch of water per week. Water more freely in dry summer weather. 

Feeding Bronze Fennel 

Soil fertility will affect the flavor of Fennel, so provide the best foundation for this plant by planting it in a rich, well-draining, loamy soil amended with plenty of organic compost.

Bronze Fennel Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Golden Yellow
Bloom Period: Mid To Late Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Bronze Fennel Plant
Other Name(s): Bronze Fennel
Scientific Name: Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' - Bronze Fennel
SKU:
1231004340-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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