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Anethum graveolens (Dill)

Anethum graveolens Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens ah-NEE-thum grav-ee-OH-lenz Common Name: Dill 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.
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 Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style Herb Garden, Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Annuals

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