Foeniculum vulgare

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  • Common Name: Sweet Fennel
  • Plant Story:

    The dark, fine-textured foliage of this short-lived perennial herb combined with its height (up to 6 feet tall) make it a great background for borders or herb gardens. It attracts beneficial insects and feeds the catepillars that morph into swallowtail butterflies.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Planting Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 4-6 ft
  • Spread: 1.5-3 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Borders, Vegetable gardens, Herb gardens, Cottage gardens,or meadows
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Invasive. Remove spent flowering. stems before seeds to avoid unwanted self-seeding.


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