Fennel is a member of the Foeniculum family. Its botanical name is Foeniculum vulgare. The scientific name epithet vulgare means 'common'.It is a herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Fennel is known for its forb-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.80 metres (5.85 feet). Popular varieties of Fennel with home gardeners are Bronze, Bronze fennel, di Firenze, Perfection, and Florence.
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Harvesting Fennel Seeds : Harvest only when the seeds are completely mature (late Autumn / Fall) Dry out by spreading the seeds in a thin layer over a screen in a cool dark place. Make sure the area is well ventilated and check often to turn the fennel seeds over to make sure all sides dry completely. After drying, store in an airtight container until use.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Fennel so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Fennel so avoid planting these within close proximity:
Fennel hates Dill
Fennel and dill can cross pollinate.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Fennel plants:
Sweet fennel, Bronze fennel
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
03 Apr 2012
One fennel plant was eaten or chewed by a rabbit or the gopher turtle.