Anethum graveolens (Dill)
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October, 10 weeks from spring sowing
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- 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)
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.
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.