417 East Maxwell Street,
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Foeniculum vulgare (fennel, Florence fennel)
Similar in use, appearance, growth, and maintenance requirements to dill (Anethum graveolens), this perennial herb has a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. A highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe (along with wormwood aka Artemisia absinthium). Fennel also acts as a food plant for the larvae of some butterfly and moth (Lepidoptera) species including the mouse moth and anise swallowtail. 4-6'H x 1.5-3'W. USDA Zones 4-9.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.