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Bronze Fennel. Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (or Nigra)


Bronze Fennel. Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (or Nigra) (Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum')

It is an interesting and attractive plant to grow. And edible too.



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Very nice.....I loveBronze Fennel.I can't walk past without squeezing the foliage and smelling the scent!

17 Aug, 2015

 

You must have there paradise of bees...

17 Aug, 2015

 

My OH like the smell of it too Paul but does not like smell of rosemary. I am the opposite.

Lots of bees (and wasps) around Katarina. I have many plants they like.

17 Aug, 2015

 

I am exactly the same.Rosemary actually makes me feel a little nauseous. I am very sensitive to many smell, foods, fumes etc.

17 Aug, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I love Fennel and save the seeds for use in the kitchen ,I also like Rosemary I have to touch both in the garden .

17 Aug, 2015

 

I'm growing this for the first time. I didn't realise it grew so tall...I have it in totally the wrong place....eek!

17 Aug, 2015

 

Bronze fennel doesn't usually grow particularly big. Not as big as the green one.

17 Aug, 2015

 

This one is there for a couple of years and is about 7 ft tall. I remember Hywel had to move one because of its size in his garden. Now I wonder how big the green one grows.
Thank you for your comments everybody.

17 Aug, 2015

 

In my old garden I had a huge Green Fennel.Getting on for ten feet tall and very wide.......fortunately, there was space for it.

17 Aug, 2015

 

WOW, I have to remember that. Thanks for the info Paul.

18 Aug, 2015

 

I know they can grow very tall here in California even in very dry soil.

18 Aug, 2015

 

I wonder if mine will transplant. I will have to look it up.

19 Aug, 2015

 

They spring up in my garden all over the place & attract hover flies & goldfinches like the seeds.

Homebird, best to grow from seed, long tap root means they don't like being moved.

20 Aug, 2015

 

Yes I found it said about that Green finger. I will save seed if I can then. I don't think it's going to flower this year.

20 Aug, 2015



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