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Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Herb in 1 litre Pot 

Fennel, or Foeniculum vulgare is a hardy perennial herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves, that grows wild in most parts of Europe, but is considered indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean and India.

Fennel will thrive anywhere, and it is easily propagated by seeds, sown early in April in ordinary soil. It likes plenty of sun and is adapted to dry and sunny situations, not needing heavily manured ground, though it will yield more on rich soil.

Growing 1.5m to 2m tall, fennel will need to be cut back to remove old growth, and the plants should be replaced every 3 years.

Herb Usage

Fennel's leaves and seeds are used as flavouring in a variety of dishes, especially Eastern European cooking, and on account of its aromatic properties, Fennel seeds are used medicinally as a purgative to help digestion and assist with stomach gripes - it is a main component in the domestic 'Gripe Water,' used to correct the flatulence of babies.

Buy Fennel Online

Our potted Fennel herb plants are generally availiable to buy online between March and September.

Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 200cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Foeniculum vulgare
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary Fish
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2020

    All the herbs I ordered arrived very quickly and in excellent condition. My herb bed is now complete. Were it not, I would certainly use this company again, and I shall certainly be recommending them to othergardeners

  • 5
    Perfect service

    Posted by Victor Southern on 7th May 2020

    I bought 8 potted herbs from this firm. The quality was excellent, delivery very quick and the packaging was amazing. 5 stars.