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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpurascens'
Common Name: Bronze fennel Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpurascens'
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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).

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Found most often in dry stony calcareous soils near the sea.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Lysimachia ciliata "'Firecracker'"

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