A bronze-leaved variety of Fennel which is a good ornamental plant for the garden, with all the benefits of a tasty herb. These are tall attractive plants, growing to a height of about 150cm. The leaves develop a smokey bronze colour, making this a really good accent plant. Umbels of yellow flowers appear in summer, from June/July into August. The plants are attractive to butterflies.
The leaves, which are anise scented, can be harvested over the summer for use in salads and as a garnish. The flowers are edible too, and seeds harvested from the flowers can be eaten fresh and dried.
Fennel grows best in a sunny position in moist and well drained soils. Plants self-seed in the right conditions but not necessarily in the same colour. Remove the flowers as they fade if you do not wish plants to self-seed.
Pack of approx 300 seeds. Sow the seeds directly into the ground in spring. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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