Giant Anise Fennel (Ferula communis) seeds, organic

$3.95$22.10

Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to zones 7 to 10

Biennial, sometimes perennial.  Native to  northern Africa, the Mediterranean basin and Europe.  Flowers bright gold, emitting a deep anise aroma. The circumferance at the base of the dark red, flowering stalk of one plant measured 9 inches, and the plant itself towered to 10 feet.  Attracts beneficial insects by the score–honeybees, wasps, ladybugs, butterflies, sweatbees, bumblebees… This kind of plant is very useful to help assure good pollination on associated food and medicinal crops. Source plant for an aromatic gum called “ammoniac of Maroc.”  Don’t eat the leaves.  Plant prefers full sun and fast draining soils.  Sow in spring by laying seed flat on potting soil, cover with 1/4 inch of compost, tamp securely and keep evenly moist until germination, which can take several weeks.  Individuate seedlings and work up in pots until sufficiently sized to transplant out to the landscape.

Packet contains 20 seeds
10 g contains ~200 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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    ana

    Do you think this would be able to last near kingston NY – it rarely gets to zero degrees there, but would one night below kill it?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Honestly I think its too cold there to expect survival of Ferulas. r

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