Sweet licorice flavor; can be used in place of Green Fennel in any recipe. Soft, wispy leaves with their unique bronze color add visual interest in gardens. Host plant for Swallowtail Caterpillars. Differs from the vegetable Fennel variety- the herb variety is a perennial, where the vegetable form is an annual.
To height of 4’
Full sun or partial shade
Perennial in zones 5-11
Butterfly plant, Culinary, Medicinal
Goes very well with fish- cuts oiliness. Can be used to make tea. Often used in baked goods. Seeds used in Italian sausage. Chop and use in salads.
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