- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 16 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 16 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
Dwarf fernleaf dill, an improved hardy dill variety, is a much more compact and well-behaved plant than traditional dill. The plants mature to 18 inches, so there is no need to stake unruly top growth. Dwarf fernleaf dill is slow to bolt and provides fresh scented foliage through the fall when planted in a garden bed or a container.
Dill is an essential plant for the kitchen garden. Not only does it provide a distinctive flavor to pickles and smoked salmon dishes, but it also attracts beneficial pollinating insects. In particular, dill is a host plant for Black Swallowtail butterflies, whose caterpillars feed on the foliage before pupating.
Dwarf Fernleaf Dill Care
Dill thrives in full-to-part sun and in almost any soil type. Annual herbs like dill will establish quickly once the soil warms in late spring. Plant starts in the ground after the night time temperatures are consistently over 45 degrees F. Seeds can be directly sowed every 2-3 weeks to provide a continuous crop of fresh leaves. Dwarf fernleaf dill is tolerant of high temperatures and is slow to bolt in the summer. Allow the plants to produce seed at the end of the summer for replanting the following spring.
Growing Dwarf Fernleaf Dill Plant
The leaves of this dill plant will be ready to harvest 55-60 days from transplanting. Plants grown from seed are much slower and mature at 95-120 days. Dwarf fernleaf dill makes a great addition to a container and can be used as either an edible or ornamental element. Seeds can be started indoors in large cell trays or individual pots to avoid disturbing the long tap root.
The compact size of dwarf fernleaf dill is perfect for growing singly in small pots or adding as a filler to large planters of mixed herbs or ornamental flowers. Ensure that any container used has excellent drainage and that the potting mix has plenty of added perlite to aid both drainage and moisture retention. Small containers will need watering sooner than large planters and should be checked every day during hot and dry weather. Dill, like most herbs, grows best when not overfertilized. Use a diluted liquid fish emulsion or seaweed if the leaves and stems begin to yellow.
Watering Dwarf Fernleaf Dill
Dill does not tolerate overly moist soil and thrives in well-draining sites. Water newly planted starts well until new growth forms. Water 2-3 times a week during dry weather, and provide organic compost or arborist chips as mulch to keep the soil cool and help it retain moisture longer.
Feeding Dwarf Fernleaf Dill
Dill is an herb that does not generally require supplemental fertilizing. A feed with diluted fish emulsion or liquid seaweed may be applied if the foliage begins to yellow. Follow the manufacturer's recommendation, and do not fertilize after the plant begins to form seed.
Dwarf Fernleaf Dill Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 16 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 16 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 16 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Dwarf Fernleaf Dill|
|Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens|
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