Swallowtail caterpillars depend on this plant as a food source! Sold in single container.
Beautiful, flavorful and easy to grow, fennel has been a treasured culinary and medicinal herb for thousands of years. Native to the Southern Mediterranean, fennel is now grown as an annual, biennial or short-lived perennial in gardens around the world. Fennel is regarded as a weed in Australia and the Western US, but if you harvest some of the yellow flowers to dry into fennel pollen, and then gather the ripe seeds, fennel will never have a chance to become a thug.
All parts of the fennel plant are edible, from its tender leaves to its plump seeds. Most gardeners favor bulb fennel, grown for its crisp, celery-like stems, and plants that bolt produce harvestable flowers and seeds. The leaves of bulb fennel are just as tasty as those from herb fennel, and bulb fennel’s compact size make it an easy fit in small gardens. Herb or sweet fennel and blushing bronze fennel are taller plants that soften any scene with their feathery texture.