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botanical name:
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple Fennel
synonyms:  Foeniculum vulgare 'Bronze'
family:  Apiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.80m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
Very attractive perennial herb. Has feathery bronzy-purple foliage, especially the new growth, and flat-heads of yellow flowers in summer. Tends to self seed.

Well drained, moist, light sandy soil in full sun and a warm position. Drought tolerant when established.

From seed.

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