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 CharacteristicsAiry, yellow umbels over ferny, blue-green, aromatic foliage.
CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun and shelter from strong winds. It self sows prolifically if given the chance.
PropagationSow seed in situ in succession to produce a longer show of foliage and flowers.
ProblemsCercosporidium leaf spot, some fungal leaf and root diseases.
- Genus : Anethum
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Type : Annuals
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : Yellow