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Fennel, Bronze 'Dulce'

Bronze Fennel/Foeniculum vulga (Tender Perennial)

This 3-5 foot herb decorates the garden with filigreed coppery leaves and lacy golden flower umbels that ripen mellow anise-flavored seeds. A stunning plant for any sunny situation! Both leaves and seeds can be used in stews, fish dishes, salad dressings and bread. Cut flowers retain color for use in dried arrangements and crafts.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Rich
Well-Drained
Attributes
Container
Container
Crafts
Culinary
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Fennel, Bronze 'Dulce'

Fennel was one of the nine sacred curative herbs of medieval times.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Fennel, Bronze 'Dulce'

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Begin snipping leaves when plant is established. Harvest seeds when they turn brown for use in the kitchen or to prevent unwanted spread of the plant.