Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
Other names: Common fennel, Finkel, Sabbath day posy, Finckle, Fennel, Fenkell
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Foeniculum vulgare is: Deciduous
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Blue-green in Summer
Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (aniseed).
Habit: Upright, Spreading
Pests: Generally pest free.
Specific pests: Aphids
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Can be invasive if flowers are allowed to set seed.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Foeniculum vulgare (Common fennel) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Wildlife, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in moist, fertile soil.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy, Clay (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Fennel is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Mouse Moth and the Anise Swallowtail.
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