Dill Anethum graveolens Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Dill (Anethum graveolens) ah-NEE-thum grav-ee-OH-lenz Genus: Anethum As an 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 butterfly larvae and attracts beneficial insects also. Noteworthy Characteristics: Airy, yellow umbels over ferny, blue-green, aromatic foliage. Care: Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun and shelter from strong winds. It self sows prolifically if given the chance. Propagation: Sow seed in situ in succession to produce a longer show of foliage and flowers. Problems: Cercosporidium leaf spot, some fungal leaf and root diseases. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 6 in. to 12 in. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Foliage, Self Seeds, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Summer Flower Color Primrose Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower Style Cottage Garden, Herb Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Annuals Related Plants to Anethum graveolens 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hardy begonia Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Yarrow Achillea millefolium ‘Fire King’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Abyssinian gladiolus Acidanthera bicolor var. murielae 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Glossy abelia Abelia × grandiflora View the discussion thread.