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Anethum graveolens (Dill)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3ft 3in
Max height
1ft 8in
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anethum graveolens

Other names

Dill, East Indian dill, Dill-oil plant, Anet, Sabbath day posy, Meeting-seed, Anethum sowa

Genus

Anethum Anethum

Species

A. graveolens - A. graveolens is an annual with finely dissected, aromatic blue-green leaves, and flat heads of tiny yellow flowers in summer. Used as a common culiary herb.


Anethum graveolens is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (dill).

Habit

Upright, Spreading

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Can be left to self-seed after flowering. If not grown for seed, deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Anethum graveolens (Dill) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 1ft 8in after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Add to salads, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil, in full sun sheltered from strong winds (ideally your kitchen). Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting. It is good idea to separate from fennel as they look similar.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Anethum graveolens

Other names

Dill, East Indian dill, Dill-oil plant, Anet, Sabbath day posy, Meeting-seed, Anethum sowa

Genus

Anethum Anethum

Species

A. graveolens - A. graveolens is an annual with finely dissected, aromatic blue-green leaves, and flat heads of tiny yellow flowers in summer. Used as a common culiary herb.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (dill).

Habit

Upright, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Can be left to self-seed after flowering. If not grown for seed, deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anethum graveolens (Dill) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 1ft 8in after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Add to salads, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil, in full sun sheltered from strong winds (ideally your kitchen). Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting. It is good idea to separate from fennel as they look similar.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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