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Foeniculum spp.

Foeniculum-vulgare-habitus by Sten (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





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Fennel Overview

A small genus comprising 3 species of tall biennial or perennial flowering plants in the Apiaceae family native to North Africa and the Mediterraneum. They are characterised by their aromatic, finely divided foliage and large, flat umbels of yellow flowers. Known commonly as fennel, cultivated varieties often have ornamental coloured foliage - grey-green or purple - and are grown for their edible bulbs, leaves and seeds.

Common problems with Fennel

How to propagate Fennel


You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.

Other uses of Fennel

Some are grown for their umbels of yellow flowers. Is also grown for its leaves, which are both decorative in borders and used for culinary flavouring.