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Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze' (Fennel 'Giant Bronze')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

Other names

Fennel 'Giant Bronze', Bronze fennel

Genus

Foeniculum Foeniculum

Variety or Cultivar

'Giant Bronze' _ 'Giant Bronze' is an upright, clump-forming aromatic biennial or short-lived perennial with feathery, bronze-purple leaves and flat-topped umbels of tiny, yellow flowerheads in mid- to late summer, followed by aromatic seeds.


Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (aniseed).

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.

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Can be invasive if flowers are allowed to set seed. If fennel is being grown exclusively for its foliage remove the yellow flowerheads to prevent it from self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze' (Fennel 'Giant Bronze') will reach a height of 2m 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 in sun. Tolerates light shade. If grown with other Foeniculum of differing foliage colours, they will hybridise which may create weaker or inferior plants.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

Other names

Fennel 'Giant Bronze', Bronze fennel

Genus

Foeniculum Foeniculum

Variety or Cultivar

'Giant Bronze' _ 'Giant Bronze' is an upright, clump-forming aromatic biennial or short-lived perennial with feathery, bronze-purple leaves and flat-topped umbels of tiny, yellow flowerheads in mid- to late summer, followed by aromatic seeds.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic (aniseed).

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.

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Can be invasive if flowers are allowed to set seed. If fennel is being grown exclusively for its foliage remove the yellow flowerheads to prevent it from self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze' (Fennel 'Giant Bronze') will reach a height of 2m 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 in sun. Tolerates light shade. If grown with other Foeniculum of differing foliage colours, they will hybridise which may create weaker or inferior plants.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

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

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