Ridolfia segetum

Ridolfia segetum has longer flowering and hugely prolific acid-green golden plateau flowers – like dill, but even better for flower arranging. More
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Ridolfia segetum has longer flowering and hugely prolific acid-green golden plateau flowers – like dill, but even better for flower arranging. A top favourite plant.

Genus Ridolfia segetum
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Corn Parsley, False Fennel
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 100cm (39in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors March-May and/or August-September. Or sow direct in a sunny position from mid spring.
Care Tips May need some support.
Flowering June - October, 12 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 5-7 days. Makes a great cut flower.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Nice but floppy

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Reviewed 23rd June 2017 by Lenore Messick

I've grown ridolphia this this year for the first time because my dill always succumbs to aphids, and plus it smells like dill, which is not what I'm looking for in a bouquet of roses. Ridolphia has just the faintest whiff of a fennelly scent, which is nice but not too obtrusive, and has so far been ignored by the aphids. Very pretty in the garden, but I do find it very floppy in a vase, even after I sear the stems. Anyone have any tips on conditioning?

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Posted 17th July 2017

Glorious headturning flowers

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Reviewed 21st February 2017 by Flo

These were easy to grow- grow in cells, not trays because seedlings are very tender to pot up.

Looked spectacular in my cottage garden where they attracted plenty of curious questions from visitors thinking they were looking at fennel, as other commenters have said.

Not sure why one would mark down a review for some people mistaking Ridolfia for fennel because the seeds and resulting plants were of excellent quality and very good value for money.

I'm not that delighted.

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Reviewed 28th June 2015 by Clark Lawrence

It's true - the colour is good, and the flower heads are light and lovely, but I've seen several people touch this flower in my garden hoping to get a whiff of something interesting and Ha-ha! Nothing at all. Generous self-sowers, but any dill lover is bound to ask why anyone would want such a flower in the garden.

Zingy colour

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Reviewed 18th June 2015 by Judith Queree

Tall and elegant, a see through plant with a really wonderful acid yellow colour. An unusual annual that gently seeds it self and fool everyone as they go to rub the leaf thinking it is fennel or dill. easy to get out if it is in the wrong place which is always an important consideration.