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Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpurascens’


An outstanding plant in the border, providing a hazy contrast to more solid colors and foliage. Try it with Lupinus ‘Chandelier’, Lilium ‘Connecticut King’, and Anthemis kelwayii. Will form a big clump and self seed unless you deadhead (which is easily done in the Autumn).

Common Name: Bronze fennel

Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Burgundy

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Found most often in dry stony calcareous soils near the sea.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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