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Foeniculum vulgare

Common fennel

Foeniculum vulgare


Article number: 2188861


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Product information "Foeniculum vulgare"

Foeniculum vulgare is an equally useful as well as decorative medicinal herb.

With its high growth, of up to 1.8 m, the finely feathered, green foliage and yellow umbels that appear in July/August, it is very ornamental, both in vegetable gardens, as well as in perennial beds.
Fennel is rich in essential oils; you can use the fresh leaves and the sweet seed fruits for salads or dips and bread. The tubers can be cooked.
Foeniculum vulgare thrives in any ordinary, cultivated garden soil, preferably in full sun, but it also tolerates partial shade.
The variety Foeniculum vulgare 'Rubrum', the bronze fennel, is also attractive and edible as well.
Flower colour: Yellow
Flowering period: Mid-summer
Height: 180 cm
Light requirements: Sun
Location: Beds
Leaf shape: Lanceolate, finely divided, feathered
Leaf colour: Green
Spacing: 70 - 90 cm
Hardiness zone: 5
Use: House gardens, herb gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, natural plantings, medicinal plant, cut flower
Speciality: Ornamental fruit, fragrant plant, food for bees, attractive to butterflies, short-lived, reseeds itself
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Compatibility: Plant individually or in small groups
  • Flowering Period July, August
  • Final height 160cm to 180cm
  • Final width 40cm to 60cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Use beds/borders, outdoors, for wild gardens, as a structural plant, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour yellow
  • Leaf Colour green

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