Foeniculum vulgare - Plant
Common name: fennel, Florence fennel
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 fee
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The dark, fine-textured foliage of this short-lived perennial herb combined with its height (up to 6 feet tall) make it a great background for borders or herb gardens. It attracts beneficial insects and feeds the catepillars that morph into swallowtail butterflies.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Highly aromatic and slightly odd plant that is a poor companion for everything.
- It can grow close to dill, however, they tend to cross pollinate.
- On the other hand, fennel attracts a variety of beneficial insects into the garden.
- Aphids dislike fennel so they are repelled by it.
- Fennel is also a flea repellent.
Borders, vegetable gardens, herb gardens, cottage gardens or meadows. Good plant for a butterfly garden.
- vulgare), commonly known as Fennel, is a popular medicinal plant with various pharmacological activities mentioned in traditional Iranian medicine (TIM) and modern phytotherapy such as antioxidant, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, bronchodilatory, estrogenic, diuretic, lithontripic, galactogogue,
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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