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Peucedanum verticillare (Hog fennel)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Toxic if ingested.
Toxic - Toxic if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Peucedanum verticillare

Other names: Hog fennel, Giant dill, Angelica verticillaris

Genus: Peucedanum Peucedanum

Species: P. verticillare - P. verticillare is a robust, open, biennial or short-lived perennial with a bushy clump of blue-green basal leaves, pink-flushed when emerging in spring, and flattened umbels of pale yellow flowers on stout, erect, red stems from midsummer to early autumn.


Peucedanum verticillare is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Summer; Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Autumn

Foliage: Flushed pink, Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

Habit: Open stems, Upright

Toxicity: Toxic if ingested.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. However, the seeds germinate easily and plenty of seedlings will grow around the original plant. Cut back after seeds fall if you want to try to get a repeat show next year.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. However, the seeds germinate easily and plenty of seedlings will grow around the original plant.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Peucedanum verticillare (Hog fennel) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Low Maintenance, Wildflower

Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate light shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Peucedanum verticillare

Other names: Hog fennel, Giant dill, Angelica verticillaris

Genus: Peucedanum Peucedanum

Species: P. verticillare - P. verticillare is a robust, open, biennial or short-lived perennial with a bushy clump of blue-green basal leaves, pink-flushed when emerging in spring, and flattened umbels of pale yellow flowers on stout, erect, red stems from midsummer to early autumn.


Peucedanum verticillare is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Summer; Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Autumn

Foliage: Flushed pink, Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

Habit: Open stems, Upright

Toxicity: Toxic if ingested.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. However, the seeds germinate easily and plenty of seedlings will grow around the original plant. Cut back after seeds fall if you want to try to get a repeat show next year.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. However, the seeds germinate easily and plenty of seedlings will grow around the original plant.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Peucedanum verticillare (Hog fennel) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Low Maintenance, Wildflower

Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate light shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Companion planting: This plant can hold its own against big bold plants such as Hosta and Acanthus.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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