Annuals, Herbs, Perennials
This plant grows 3–5 ft. tall, and is similar in appearance to dill (Anethum graveolens), but its yellow-green foliage, though finely cut, is coarser. The plant produces flat clusters of yellow flowers that insects love in summer. Cultivated for its licorice-flavored seeds and young leaves, fennel is a perennial in zones where it is well adapted; a winter annual in desert Zones 12 and 13.
Use seeds to season baked goods; use young leaves as a garnish for salads, fish, and other dishes. Common fennel often grows as a roadside or garden weed (in Hawaii and parts of California, it can be invasive); it’s attractive until the tops turn brown, and even then birds like the seeds. New stems grow in spring from the perennial root.‘Copper Leaf’
From the Mediterranean. Grows to 6 ft. tall from clumps; produces bronzy-green foliage and yellow summer flowers that insects love, and seeds that have a sweet licorice flavor.
This plant grows 3–5 ft. tall, and is similar in appearance to dill (Anethum graveolens)...
From the Mediterranean. Grows to 6 ft. tall from clumps; produces bronzy-green foliage and yellow summ...
Deciduous shrub from eastern Asia. Grows to 10–12 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Upright and compact w...