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Foeniculum vulgare - Plant

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It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb
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Description for Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
fennel, Florence fennel green June to July 4.00 to 6.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun well-drained soil Medium 25C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Foeniculum vulgare

  • 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.

Typical uses of Foeniculum vulgare

Special features: Borders, vegetable gardens, herb gardens, cottage gardens or meadows. Good plant for a butterfly garden.

Culinary use: It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: (F. 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,

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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