General Plant Information (Edit)
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:
||36 - 84 inches
||12 - 24 inches
||Late summer or early fall
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
|Propagation: Other methods:
||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Posted by flaflwrgrl
(North Fl. - Zone 8b) on May 6, 2012 5:35 PM concerning plant:
An extremely fast growing plant most often found in cow pastures, disturbed land & along roadsides. It has a quite pungent odor when touched & the odor will stay on your clothing or skin until you wash. It is not an especially unpleasant odor but not a sweet scent either.
CAUTION: This volunteers freely & most people consider this a highly invasive plant. It grows very aggressively.
It can be very pretty & graceful to look at with it's fine foliage.
When growing in cow pastures the cows eat around this plant because it contains liver-damaging pyrrolizidine alkaloids. This is why the scarlet bodied wasp moth, Cosmosoma myrodora, feed on Dogfennel; they store the toxins in it & that helps them ward off prey.
|dog fennel plant by CamposEliseos1959
||Aug 15, 2019 2:53 AM
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