Bronze Fennel description:
An excellent plant giving bronze, ferny foliage and really contrasting yellow flowers and seeds in late summer making a very bold display.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, border or patio and is trouble-free provided it is given well drained soil.
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Is also known as Bronze Hui Xiang.
Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare Purpureum.
Bronze Fennel culinary uses:
Use leaves with fish, pork or veal and seeds in fruit pies.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Prefers a well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 100 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
Buy herbs by post for the patio, herb bed and borders.