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Fennel 'Bronze' - 13cm Plant


Catalogue Code: 1080-5566

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Introduce this hardy perennial; Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (Fennel Bronze) to your plot for clouds of feathery bronze-purple foliage. The seeds give you an beautiful aniseed flavour and the plants are simply loved by bees.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Good for cutting
  • Hardy perennial
  • Tender perennial
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 13cm Potted Fennel Plant

Size: Fully established spread: 30cm

Height: Fully established: 50cm


  • 13cm potted fennel plant
  • Produces stunning aromatic seeds
  • Attractive bronze purple feathery garden fennel
  • Handsome perennial
  • Perfect for pollinators

Particularly fine clouds of feathery bronze-purple foliage are followed by late summer large heads of tiny yellow flowers that are quite magnificent in borders.

The enormous Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (Fennel Bronze) looks fantastic as a centerpiece for a sunny herb garden. This popular perennial is often planted on its own for impact or can be combined with bergamot in flower borders. With plenty of humus and water in dry weather, plants develop into magnificent clumps of airy feathery foliage, crowned in late summer with large heads of tiny flowers. Bees absolutely love this herb for its wonderful nectar.

The seeds are as useful as herbs as the leaves and can be left to ripen as a crop

If you want to grow exclusively for its foliage, we suggest removing the yellow flower heads to prevent to herb from self-seeding. When the flowers have been spent cut them back to 30cm from the ground.

Although all parts of this plant are edible, bronze fennel in particular is valued for its seeds because they have a milder more delicate taste than other varieties of fennel. Bronze fennel seeds may be used in baked goods like bread and biscuits. They pair well with other vegetables like carrots and make an attractive garnish for salads, pasta, and rice dishes. The seeds may also be used to make delicious fennel tea.

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