Fennel, leaf-type ‘Common Green‘ (Foeniculum vulgare)


Common Name: Fennel

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Forage for Pollinators: Produces Nectar and Pollen and is very attractive to Solitary bees, such as mining bees (Andrena and Colletes) and the black stem-nesting bees (Hylaeus), and attract many other short-tongued insects including Honeybees and Short-tongued Bumblebees.
Flowering time: June, July, August
Growing information: Open pollinated variety. Sow a few seeds in a pot in spring to form a clump which is then planted out intact from May onwards, spaced a couple of feet away from other plants as it grows to 5 or 6 feet tall. Water in dry spells until established, then it will be self-sufficient and effortless. Leave the flower-heads to go to seed (which you can save or use as spice or let self-seed around the garden).