This has fine leaves which look really good in spring as the new growth appears.
Later it looks very much like a carrot plant.
Then in early summer creamy white flowers appear.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, but in the first year it produces leaves and then in the second year it flowers and tends to die, but it can reseed itself and continue on.
We have plenty more herb plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Is also known as Meridian Fennel, Wild Cumin, or Persian Cumin.
Botanical name: Carum carvi.
Caraway culinary uses:
Use in bread, and cakes, also pork, cabbage and cauliflower.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, but tends to be biennial.
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 70 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
Buy herbs, also alpines, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.