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Anethum graveolens (Dill)

A brilliant, acid-green filler, with so many roles - its leaves are invaluable for cooking, its flowers for decorating salads and arranging, and its seeds for salads, baking and tagines.
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750 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October, 10 weeks from spring sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
graveolens
Common name
Dill
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow from mid spring to mid summer. Best direct sown in free draining soil. Will self-sow freely. Will need some support. Thin to 25cm (10in)

Description

A brilliant acid-green cut flower filler, with so many different roles. The leaves are invaluable in the kitchen, I use its flowers for decorating salads and for arrangements, and the seeds for baking and tagines.

As a cut flower, it's good with whites and blues or rich, brilliant colours to heighten their contrasts. This will self-sow freely.

Care Tips

Don’t allow plants to sit in very wet soil, water is only needed whilst establishing a tap-root and in extreme times of drought. Plants will self-sow freely and may require some support.