Fennel, Bronze Fennel Seeds

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  • Not Available In-store at Colchester Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Willimantic Mackey's
  • Not Available In-store at Woodstock Mackey's

This deep bronze to purple for of annual fennel is really a short lived perennial.

  • Tall feathery fronds smell and taste of anise.
  • Beautiful  in floral arrangements.
  • Grown in clumps, they become an edible accent in any garden.
  • Yellow umbel flowers produce the fennel seed prized in the kitchen.
  • Attracts butterflies.

SPECIFICS: (see below for complete sowing information)

  • SEED DEPTH: thin (see SOWING)
  • SEED SPACING: 5-10 seeds per clumps 4 feet apart
  • EMERGES: 10-15 days
  • MATURES: 65 days


  • Plant seeds where you want the plant to remain as they do not transplant well.
  • Plant in spring after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Plant 5-10 seeds per desired clump in rich garden soil.
  • Keep evenly moist until seeds start to grow.


    • Germinated in 10-15 days depending on soil and weather conditions.


    • Clumps should be 4 feet apart at maturity.


    • Fennel, parsley, dill and carrots are host plants for the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. Look for the black and green striped caterpillar with yellow spots. Watch it grow, make a chrysalis and morph into one of the most beautiful butterflies in North America.
    • Plant enough to share with these caterpillars.

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