Bronze Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: varies
Depth to plant seed: at least 1/4 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: sow after last frost danger has passed
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on May 8, 2015 8:05 PM

Very easy from seed and I love that anise scent when I weed around these!

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