3 to 4 ft.
2 to 3 ft.
species is native to mediterranean
Bronze fennel is a fast-growing, self-sowing herb grown for its bronze, feathery foliage. It is a great background or filler plant for other plants in the landscape.
Since it is an annual plant, individual bronze fennel plants die at the end of the growing season. Seeds from the previous year's flowers germinate each spring, producing billowing, green and purple leaves.
In summer, flat-topped clusters of dull yellow flowers appear. Although not spectacular in appearance, the flowers attract beneficial insects.
It can be used as a culinary herb and serves as a food source for the caterpillars of swallowtail butterflies.
Bronze fennel is a beautiful plant in the Herb Garden of the Xeriscape Garden. It germinates from seed every year. We weed out seedlings that germinate in areas where they are not desired.
Flowers can be removed as they develop to delay flowering. This practice will help the leaves remain attractive longer. Remove dead plants at the end of the growing season.