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Pimpinella anisum (Anise)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Pimpinella anisum

Other names

Anise

Genus

Pimpinella Pimpinella

Species

P. anisum - P. anisum is a dainty annual with feather-like leaflets of bright green and umbels of white flowers followed by edible seeds.


Pimpinella anisum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Pungently aromatic foliage and seeds

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms , Leaf-mining sawflies Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms , Leaf-mining sawflies

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded flowers to encourage a second flowering. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding around the garden.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Pimpinella anisum (Anise) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, sandy soil in full sun. Avoid wet, heavy soils.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

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

Pimpinella anisum

Other names

Anise

Genus

Pimpinella Pimpinella

Species

P. anisum - P. anisum is a dainty annual with feather-like leaflets of bright green and umbels of white flowers followed by edible seeds.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Pungently aromatic foliage and seeds

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms , Leaf-mining sawflies

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded flowers to encourage a second flowering. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding around the garden.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pimpinella anisum (Anise) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, sandy soil in full sun. Avoid wet, heavy soils.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

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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