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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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
fennel, Florence fennelgreenJune to July4.00 to 6.00 feeteasy 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.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full sunwell-drained soilMedium25CApply 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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