Biennial. The edible feathery foliage and stalks have the sweet aroma of anise. The bulb can be eaten raw or cooked, with the seeds produced in large, flat umbels of yellow flowers and can be used in many recipes. Avoid planting by dill. Larval plant for swallowtail butterflies. Prefers the cool weather of spring/early summer. Grows up to 36" in height.
Water Day/Week -- Requires moderate, even watering. Keep soil most.
Harvest -- Once bulb is about 4" across.
Spacing -- 6-12" apart
Exposure -- Full sun
Mature Size -- 30-60 days
Feature -- Italian favorite; licorice scent
Heirloom Variety -- No
Kid-Friendly -- No
Container Friendly -- No
Soil pH -- 6.0 to 7.0
Time to plant -- After last frost.
Fertilizer -- High potassium every 2 weeks once established.
Pests to avoid -- At the seedling stage, slugs/snails with eat the leaves and young shoots.
Avoid planting by -- Dill