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.