Genus: Dill

Anethum

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Dill (Anethum)
ah-NEE-thum
Apiaceae
Anethum is characterized by airy, yellow umbels of flowers over ferny, blue-green, aromatic foliage.
Noteworthy characteristics:  The herb, A. graveolens , is commonly grown for the culinary attributes of its leaves and seeds. Its distinctive foliage texture and flower color and form make this plant a nice companion in a mixed border. It provides a valuable food source for monarch butterfly larvae and attracts beneficial insects also. It self sows prolifically if given the chance.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Shelter from strong winds.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in situ in succession to produce lasting foliage and flowers

Problems: 

Cercosporidium leaf spot, some fungal leaf and root diseases.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Anethum

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Dill
Anethum graveolens