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Apiaceae

Anethum

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Anethum graveolens

Anethum is characterized by airy, yellow umbels of flowers over ferny, blue-green, aromatic foliage.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe 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.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Shelter from strong winds.

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

ProblemsCercosporidium leaf spot, some fungal leaf and root diseases.

Species and cultivars

  • Dill

    Anethum graveolens

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