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Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

bronze fennel / Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

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Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

bronze fennel / Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

  • Available in 4 weeks
  • 9cm pot
  • £5.99
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This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Fine clouds of feathery, bronze-purple leaves are followed by flat-topped, sulphur-yellow flowerheads in mid to late summer and then by aromatic seeds. This giant fennel looks fantastic as a centrepiece for a sunny herb garden. The foliage acts as a delicate veil through which the flower heads of herbaceous plants and bulbs can be seen.

  • Garden care: The plant's tendency to self-seed may be a problem in hot summers. If fennel is being grown exclusively for its foliage, remove the yellow flowerheads to prevent it from self-seeding. When flowers have finished them cut back to 30cm from the ground.

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