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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet (2.4-3.7m)
Plant Spread: 36 to 42 inches (91-107cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves very finely divided
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Wasps
Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
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Common names
  • Giant Fennel

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Photo by kreemoweet
Photo by kreemoweet
Location: Crete - Rethymno
Date: 2022-05-29
Location: Bide A Wee cottage garden, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2013-06-26
Developing flowers
Location: Crete - Rethymno
Date: 2022-05-29

Credit: Fotograf: Eckard Wolff-Postler
Location: Bide A Wee cottage garden, near Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2015-05-16

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: Golan Heights, Israel

photo by ghislain118
Location: Bide A Wee cottage garden, near Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2013-07-17
Location: Bide A Wee cottage garden, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2013-06-26
Comments:
  • Posted by CarolineScott (Calgary - Zone 4a) on May 17, 2015 6:14 AM concerning plant:
    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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