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Anethum graveolens

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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

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