Green Fennel description:
An excellent plant for giving an airy height to a plant border when it rises up to flower.
The flowers and seeds in late summer make a bold display, creating a focal point.
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 excellent for a herb garden, border or patio and is straightforward provided it is given well drained soil.
We have plenty more herb plants for sale that are easy like this one.
Is also known as Hui Xiang.
Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare.
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 1.5 m.
Spread 100 cm, but lower plants can be put below it’s canopy.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1.5 plants per square metre.
Herb plants by post from this mail order website.