Foeniculum vulgare nigra. Perennial; Size : 5'
Bronze Fennel so named for its coppery tinged foliage that provides a striking accent in garden. Leaf tips used as garnish. Seeds for seasoning, pleasant flavor. Bronze Fennel self sows readily, cut spent flowers to control seeding. A non bulbing fennel.
Planting Directions: Start seed indoors in sterile seed starting mix with a soil temperature of 65?. Or sow seeds outdoors after all danger of frost is past, in rows 2’ apart. Cover seed with ¼” of fine soil, well pressed down. Germination takes 10-14 days at an optimum temperature of 65?. Thin or transplant 6” apart when plants are 2” high. Careful to not disturb the roots when transplanting fennel. Grow fennel in full sun and in well drained soil. You can begin to harvest the leaves when plants are at least 8” tall. Use leaves fresh or dried.