Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpurem’ – “Copper Fennel”

Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpurem’
Common name: “Copper Fennel”


Size: 4-5′ x 2-3′
Light: Full sun
Bloom: Jun-Jul


Small yellow flowers in umbels rise above finely textured deep bronze-red foliage which forms upright clumps. Valuable for both its ornamental foliage and its anise-flavored seeds and stems. Does best in soil that is not too heavy and wet. A prolific self-sower.

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