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Foeniculum

Foeniculum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Foeniculum Overview

A small genus comprising 3 species of tall biennial or perennial flowering plants in the Apiaceae family native to North Africa and the Mediterraneum. They are characterised by their aromatic, finely divided foliage and large, flat umbels of yellow flowers. Known commonly as fennel, cultivated varieties often have ornamental coloured foliage - grey-green or purple - and are grown for their edible bulbs, leaves and seeds.

Common problems with Foeniculum

How to propagate Foeniculum

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.

Other uses of Foeniculum

Some are grown for their umbels of yellow flowers. Is also grown for its leaves, which are both decorative in borders and used for culinary flavouring.