Dill (Anethum graveolens 'Fernleaf') in the Dills Database

Also sold as:
Fern Leaf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: doesn't like transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1992 AAS Edible – Vegetable Winner

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The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 24, 2013 6:44 PM

I like all varieties of Dill and they are all easily started from seed. Fernleaf is just a more compact variety. All the dill varieties taste the same to me.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 22, 2014 4:58 PM

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a larval host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly. In addition, dill attracts a variety of beneficial insects to the garden, including lacewings, ladybugs, parasitic mini-wasps, and hoverflies. These beneficial insects feed on numerous common garden pests. Finally, dill reportedly helps to repel cabbage loopers, imported cabbage worms, and tomato hookworm.

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