PlantsFerula→Giant Fennel (Ferula communis)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 feet (2.4-3.7m)
Plant Spread: 36 to 42 inches (91-107cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

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Posted by CarolineScott (Calgary - Zone 4a) on May 17, 2015 6:14 AM

The database entry says it is perennial in milder climates, but it is monocarpic?
Does this mean it does NOT flower in the first summer? or does it behave more like an annual?

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