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Foeniculum vulgare

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Self seeded and I have seedlings to swap. They are roughly 30cm tall now. Fully established ones will reach 2m and comeback stronger every year.

Plant Size
30cm × 10cm

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Plant Finder: about Foeniculum vulgare

Common names

Fennel, Finocchio, Florence fennel, Purple-leaf fennel


Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel). This is a hardy annual, perennial which is usually grown as an annual, The fennel is a large showy plant with lots of culinary uses and ornamental value. The mature bulbs are used in cooking, or as a vegetable for baking in a casserole. The foliage is feathery and fragrant, with a liquorice scent and flavour. The mature bulbs are used in Italian cuisine or as a vegetable used for baking.


Harvesting may start in late summer and may end in mid autumn.

Interest and use

It has a fragrance and it can be used for foliage or for ornamental used but it is also used as a vegetable. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies

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Foeniculum vulgare | Louth, Lincs, LN11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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