- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height & Spread 4 - 6 Feet
- Yellow Flowers Attract butterflies
- Ready to harvest after 60 to 90 days
The feathery foliage of Fennel adds visual interest to an herb garden while attracting pollinators like butterflies. The foliage can be harvested at any time for use, raw or cooked. The foliage can also be dried for future use. Routinely trimming the plant will promote full, bushy upright growth. The bulbs are ready to be picked when the base of the stem appears swollen.
Plant Fennel after there is no longer a chance of frost. At least 6 hours of sunlight is necessary to support this fast-growing plant. The soil should be rich, slightly acidic, and moist but allow good drainage.
You can start to pick the foliage as needed throughout the growing season. The bulb can be harvested when the stems begin to look swollen. This large plant can reach 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide, so select a spot that can accommodate a sizable plant. Space plants 6 to 12 inches apart. It's a perennial in growing zones 4 - 9.
Growing Fennel in Containers
Growing in a container is a good option for Fennel to prevent the plant from self-seeding. Select a pot that is 10 inches wide and has drainage.
Soil should be evenly moist but not soggy. Deeply water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry.
Fennel is not a heavy feeder, and amending the soil with organic compost during planting is typically enough to sustain the plant. You can apply a slow-release fertilizer in the spring to support new growth.
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 36 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Fennel|
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.
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