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An ornamental herb grown for its airy, finely cut bronze foliage that matures to a greenish-bronze; a standout in the border with its wispy, smoky look, and is also great when massed.
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Plant Height: 30 in.
Spread: 36 in.
Plant Form: over mound
Emergent Foliage Color: copper
Summer Foliage Color: sea green
Minimum Sunlight: partial shade
Maximum Sunlight: full sun
Bronze Fennel will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years. This plant is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated edibles garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.