Fennel is a tall herb with aromatic, feathery foliage and large bright yellow flowers. The whole plant is edible and tastes like aniseed. The fern like leaves look great in a border or as part of a kitchen garden. Not to be confused with the vegetable, Florence fennel.
Remove flower heads, before they run to seed, to prevent the seeds spreading.
How to care for Fennel
Fennel prefers full sun.
Removed dead stems at the end of summer.
Drought tolerant once established.
Plant with a good quality, peat free compost. In Spring add compost to the soil to provide extra nutrients.
The most important thing is to ensure the soil is well drained.