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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
dill-oil plant East Indian dill meeting-seed Sabbath day posy
Anethum sowa hort. non Roxb. ex Flem.
Anethum can be annuals or biennials, scented of aniseed, with leaves finely divided into linear segments, and umbels of small yellow flowers in summer
A. graveolens is an upright annual with finely dissected, aromatic blue-green leaves, and flat umbels of tiny yellow flowers in summer
S W Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in well-drained soil, in full sun sheltered from strong winds. Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting. Keep separate from fennel as they look similar
Propagate by seed sown in succession from spring to mid-summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required; can be left to self-seed after flowering
Pests Generally pest resistant
Generally disease free
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