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Dill

Fernleaf Dill/Anethum graveolens (Annual)

The blue-green, feathery, fern-like foliage makes this hardy annual resembles a small version of Fennel. Blooms are flat, 6" across, compound umbels of yellow. Very aromatic, adds a delicate texture to the garden. Use flowers and seeds for pickling. Leaves can be used fresh or dried in cooking and salads.

Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray
Soil Moisture
Moist
Rich
Well-Drained
Attributes
Container
Container
Crafts
Culinary
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Dill

In Ancient Athens and Rome, Dill garlands crowned war heroes on their way home. The name dill comes from dilla, Norse for "to lull," once used to induce sleep.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Dill

Harvest leaves close to stem in morning or night. Harvest the seeds when the flower matures, about 2-3 weeks after blossoming. Sow 2-3 times during the season. Performs best in fertile, well-drained soil. Prefers a sheltered location, to prevent wind damage.