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Foeniculum vulgare 'Bronze'

Fennel, Bronze
  • 'Bronze' Fennel is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • An easy herb variety to grow, 'Bronze' Fennel prefers moil soil with full sun.
  • 'Bronze' Fennel reseeds freely and easily, and can be a vigorous grower. Keep watch on habit and harvest before flowers set seed so as not to have a weedy problem for the garden.

The bronze-redish hue of the feathery foliage on this unique fennel creates a lovely contrast to the yellow flower heads. Fennel's flavor resembles anise or licorice. Leaves make a lovely garnish, can be added to salads and all manner of meats, eggs, vegetables and sauces. The seeds are used in baked goods and tea, which is said to encourage milk production for nursing mothers. Chewing fennel seeds after a meal is popular in several cultures for assisting digestion and freshening the breath. Collect the seeds in the fall when they turn from green to light brown.

Interesting Notes:

Dramatic ornamental edible background plant for the garden.

Growing Tips:

Easy to grow in moist soil with full sun. Re-seeds freely. Vigorous grower.


Height: 24-48 Inches

Spread: 12-18 Inches

USDA Zone: 7-10

Color: Burgundy


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Fragrant
  • Culinary
  • Great Foliage
  • Medicinal

Brand:

  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure:

  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Burgundy

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others