How to grow Fennel plant

Fennel plant growing herbaceous of the genus Foeniculum also known as Fennel plant, Fennel plant perennial evergreen but can be grown as annual plant also used as medicinal ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 3-9 (annual) 9-11 (perennial).

Fennel plant leaves

Leaves edible the color green in the base of the leaf it’s white and the size can be 1-6 cm growing in groups, the shape of the leaf narrow pinnate kind of feathery leaves, the base of the plant the white stems look like bulb

Flower color yellow in inflorescence umbel shape and attract pollinator

Fruit is cover of seed from 5–10 mm oval shape

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How to grow Fennel plant growing and care:

More than -2C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Lepidoptera, Aphids

Pruning season:
Spring or autumn

How to prune:
Dead leaves, if there is no plan to use the seeds possible to prune the inflorescence

Size of the plant?
0.8-1.6 m, 32-64 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers grow in inflorescence umbel shape and attract pollinator

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, Aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Fennel plant fruits?
Spice, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruits and separate the seeds

How long does it take to bear fruit?
Half year +-

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Ban be cut part of the leaf or all leaf from the base of the plant

Information about leaves:
Green leaf and the size can be 1-6 cm growing in groups, the shape of the leaf narrow pinnate kind of feathery leaves

Uses of Fennel plant leaves:
Herb, eaten raw, salad, medicinal

Scientific name:

Foeniculum vulgare

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone