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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (Bronze Fennel)

Plant this in a border with tall flowering plants like alliums, lupins and verbascum.
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5 jumbo seedlings

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle), Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - August
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Common name
Bronze fennel
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
Best sown direct from March to May in soil raked to a fine tilth. Space rows 30-45cm (12-18in) apart, just cover seeds lightly with soil. Thin to 30cm (12in). Or sow under cover into modules or gutters.

Description

A wonderfully frothy plant with fine foliage, delicate flowers and architectural seed heads that fill out a border and a vase.

Care Tips

Very easy to establish and requires little attention. Will self seed freely but seedlings can easily be weeded out or transplanted when young.