common fennel


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  • noun

Synonyms for common fennel

strongly aromatic with a smell of aniseed

leaves used for seasoning

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An excellent reason to bring common fennel into your garden is its appeal to giant swallowtail butterflies.
To offer a continuous food source, select plants such as feverfew and common fennel for a long bloom season.
Common fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is recommended for gardens since it attracts beneficial insects and swallow tail butterflies.
To offer a continuous food source, select plants such as feverfew and common fennel for a long bloom season, and plants such as buckwheat and corn cockle for late-fall bloom.
Brenzel's favorite plants for attracting beneficial insects - such as parasitic wasps, lace wings and hover flies - are: common fennel, of lacy leaves and anise fragrance; rue, the finely cut, if foul-scented, blue-leafed herb; cosmos, the frilly leafed, somewhat gangly annual with white, pink and mauve petaled daisy flowers; coreopsis, the yellow-orange petaled daisy; achillea, better known as yarrow; nemophila or baby blue eyes, suitable for bright shade; Lychnis coronaria, a drought-tolerant, gray-leafed plant with brilliant contrasting blooms in red or pink; Agrostemma, or corn cockle, an ornamental weed with purple-spotted, magenta-pink petals.