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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
giant fennel meeting seed
Ferula communis 'Gigantea'
Ferula are striking, large tap-rooted herbaceous perennials with big, pinnately divided leaves and compound umbels of small white, yellow or purple flowers; may die after flowering
F. communis is a robust perennial with large leaves divided into many slender segments, and branched stems bearing many rounded umbels of small yellow flowers in early summer
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 East-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; protect with a dry, bracken mulch in winter. May die after seeding.
Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe. Prick out seedlings into deep pots to allow tap root to develop
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning To enhance foliage, remove flowering stems as soon as they appear or after blooming if seed is not required
Pests Prone to aphids and slugs
Generally disease free
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