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Type: Herb
Seed #: 126
Common Name: Fennel - Florence (bulb)
Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Variety: Florence Bulb
Colour: Green
Temperature: 15C - 21C (59F - 70F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: 90 days
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 70cm - 75cm (28" - 30")
Spread: 40cm - 50cm (16" - 20")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow. This plant is scented.
Attracts
Butterflies
Drought
Tolerant
Scented

Certified Canada Organic


Cannot ship to the USA
Fennel - Florence  (bulb)


Notes: Striking delicate foliage with a sweet black licorice flavour. Produces root bulbs for cooking. Sprinkle harvested leaves on ice cream or in your favourite fruit dish. Fennel attracts beneficial insects is drought tolerant and very aromatic and can also be used in seafood recipes.


Instructions: Sow seeds 2 cm deep. To improve germination, try soaking and pre-sprouting the seed for several days. Bulb fennel can be sown outdoors as early as 2-5 weeks before the average last frost date in Spring. Germinates in 7 to 14 days. Remember to hill soil around root base 3 - 4 weeks before harvesting. Harvest period is approximately 90 days after planting.


Medicinal: Its seeds can be made into a strong tea that is a proven herbal remedy for gas or upset stomach. Great as a breath freshener. Another important thing to note is that Fennel is also a medicine for your garden as it attracts beneficial insects who love to rost in its ferny foliage. Fennel should be planted only at the borders of vegetable gardens as it can affect the production of some crops, like carrots.


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