FOENICULUM vulgare 'Purpureum'

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FOENICULUM vulgare 'Purpureum'

Bronze Fennel, Bronze Leaved Fennel
[Smokey, Deco, Bronze]
('Rubrum')
Select Item No. FA024

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Apiaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Special Features: Wonderful bronze foliage with a delicate feathery appearance. Lovely contrast between the bronze foliage and the pale yellow umbels.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: finely pinnatifid
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.27273 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
440
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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