Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

(aka Sweet Anise) This gorgeous feathery looking herb stands up to 6 feet tall and has an aromatic scent. It has pretty yellow flowers that bloom in July and August in umbels, small clusters that radiate from a single area on the stalk. Fennel is not only tasty in salads and other dishes but is a delicacy to growing swallowtail caterpillars. This is a must-have plant anywhere around your home for yourself or your butterfly “friends.”

Attracts: Black SwallowtailAnise Swallowtail,  and more

Color(s): Yellow

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Well-drained, fertile

Average Height: 3 ft. - 5 ft.

Average Spread: 18 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9

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Fred Miller

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