Fennel, Sweet Fennel

Fennel foeniculum vulgare 'Antares'

 

 

  • AAS Award Winner
  • Licorice/anise flavored
  • Provides food for swallowtail butterflies

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What is extremely fun about this AAS winning plant is its many uses: as an edible bulb; for its ornamental fronds; as a seed producer; and as a favorite food of pollinators, namely swallowtail caterpillars. The AAS Judges described Foeniculum vulgare purpureum 'Antares Fennel' as a very uniform, beautiful ferny plant with a much improved, almost sweet, licorice/anise flavor as compared to other market varieties. It was also 7-10 days slower to bolt than comparison varieties. Many AAS Judges said they plan to plant this easy-to-grow fennel in their own gardens next year!

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Type:

Herb

Vegetable

Sun/Shade:

Full Sun to Part Sun

Foliage Color:

Green

Hardiness Zone:

Not hardy

Height:

12-24 inches

Spread:

20-24 inches

Benefits:

Fragrant

Attracts Wildlife:

Attracts Butterflies

 
 
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