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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
common fennel fennel
fenkell finckle finkel Sabbath day posy
Foeniculum is a large biennial or perennial with aromatic, finely dissected leaves and umbels of small yellow flowers, followed by aromatic fruits
F. vulgare is a robust, upright, aromatic biennial or short-lived perennial, with 3- to 4-pinnate leaves with hair-like segments, and flat umbels of small yellow flowers in summer; both leaves and fruits are aniseed-scented
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, fertile soil. Can be invasive if flowers are allowed to set seed. If grown with the bronze form then they will readily hybridise, resulting in inferior plants
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get aphids
Generally disease resistant
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