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Foeniculum vulgare/Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare / Foeniculum vulgare
Has fine feathery almost hair-like foliage
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Has fine feathery almost hair-like foliage

Has yellow colored flpowers ln spring

The thread-like leaves are popular for IItilian and French cooking

A plant putting on new growth in spring

Leaves may by up to 15 inches long

A vigorouslyi growing plant in spring

Healthy leaflets ready for herbal use

New growth sometimes has coppery coloration

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Scientific Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Common Name: Fennel
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: Fennel is an aromatic biennial herb with soft, feathery, almost hairlike foliage. The leaves have swollen petioles that clasp the main stalk to form an edible structure that is what is commonly referred to as the bulb. Its sweet licorice fragrance reminds one of anise, tarragon and chervil.