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GardenersDream Green Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare
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  • Characteristics: A tall herbaceous perennial with scented leaves. Fern-like vivid green foliage complements umbels of tiny yellow flowers in summer.
  • Growth and Spread: Ultimate height of up to 2.5m and spread of up to 0.5m.
  • Care and Maintenance: Plant in full sun or partial shade. Fennel Green likes a sheltered spot in moist but well drained soil. Pruning is generally not required but the plant benefits from being cut back to ground level in autumn.
  • Period of Interest: Bright green foliage emerges in spring and shoots up quickly. Flat heads of tiny yellow flower clusters appear from June to August and are followed by aromatic seeds.
  • Top Tip: Choose your spot carefully as Green Fennel doesn’t like to be transplanted once established.

Also known as Common Fennel, Fennel Green is perfect for planting towards the back of your kitchen or herb garden. Its impressive height adds interest to a border, while bright green and yellow hues add a summery burst of colour.

Fennel Green has a sweet aromatic fragrance, a little like aniseed. You’ll find bees and other beneficial insects are attracted to this herb, which helps keep other crops pest-free.

This is a culinary herb that is often used in Italian and French dishes. Its leaves are a popular accompaniment to meat and fish and make a tangy addition to salads. Common Fennel is widely known to help with digestive issues and prevent heartburn.

The seeds are the most flavoursome part of the plant and can be harvested in autumn for use during winter. If you don’t want to harvest the seeds for cooking then it’s best to deadhead spent flowers to prevent self seeding and invasive growth.

Cutting the plant back to ground level in autumn will promote healthy and abundant fresh new growth in spring. This herb dies back in autumn and bursts back into life when the temperatures begin to rise again. 

Please Note: When purchasing plants please consider that each live item is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only - The plant will be supplied in a growers pot. Depending on season, some plants may be pruned back to encourage growth and deciduous plants may arrive without leaves. 

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