Bronze Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

bronze fennel

This is a beautiful perennial herb that adds texture, color, and flavor to your garden. Even if you don’t like to cook with it, it’s a very attractive plant and a great butterfly host plant for many butterflies, including the swallowtails.

This herb gets about 3 feet tall (possibly taller, and you can cut it back) and about 18-24″ wide. You don’t have to relegate it to an herb bed. Its color and texture make a beautiful accent in your perennial beds.

Give it full sun in well-drained soil. If it gets too much water or the soil is not draining properly, it is prone to rot.