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Foeniculum vulgare, Common Fennel

Hardy Perennial

Fennel may be grown as a herb for its attractive ferny foliage or as a vegetable for its swollen base and stem. With a delicate aniseed flavour the foliage of this hardy perennial makes a tasty addition to salads or as an attractive garnish. With a multitude of uses, fennel can even be used as a compress for softening rough chapped hands, or for treating numerous ailments. 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
full sun
    • 1 packet (250 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £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.

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