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Fennel (Bronze)

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum', Common Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare 'Bronze'

Hardy Perennial

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The feathery foliage of this attractive Bronze fennel makes a handsome addition to the herb garden. This versatile hardy perennial herb has a multitude of culinary uses. Add the foliage to salads or use it to garnish fish dishes. Flavour soups, cakes and bread with the aromatic, aniseed tasting fennel seeds. Even the swollen bulbs of fennel can be used as tasty vegetable. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 45cm (18”).

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2018
    • £2.29
Direct sow fennels seeds outdoors from March to July into well prepared soil in full sun when temperatures reach around 13-18C (55-64F). Sow seeds thinly into drills 1cm (½") deep and 38cm (15") apart. When fennel seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart. Make regular sowings for a successional harvest.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Extremely hardy

    By Peter Humphrey 16-02-2012

    In the past growing fennel never seemed to cope with winter. This bronze fennel must be one of the hardiest. It has survived the last three winters, as I write this it still has usuable foliage, despite several days of hard frost. It also adds interest in the flower borders. A worthwhile investment

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