Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (Bronze Fennel)
In this mix
- Border (Middle), Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - August
- 1.5m (5ft)
- Common name
- Bronze fennel
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 75cm (30in)
- 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.
A wonderfully frothy plant with fine foliage, delicate flowers and architectural seed heads that fill out a border and a vase.
Very easy to establish and requires little attention. Will self seed freely but seedlings can easily be weeded out or transplanted when young.