fennel - bronze

bronze fennel or Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

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Buy fennel - bronze bronze fennel or Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze': Tasty foliage with both fish & meat as well as in salads.

This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tasty foliage with both fish & meat as well as in salads. Fine clouds of feathery, bronze-purple leaves are followed by flat-topped, sulphur-yellow flowerheads in mid to late summer and then by aromatic seeds. This giant fennel looks fantastic as a centrepiece for a sunny herb garden. The foliage acts as a delicate veil through which the flower heads of herbaceous plants and bulbs can be seen.

  • Garden care: The plant's tendency to self-seed may be a problem in hot summers. If fennel is being grown exclusively for its foliage, remove the yellow flowerheads to prevent it from self-seeding. When flowers have finished them cut back to 30cm from the ground.

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Notes on fennel - bronze

"Smoke-bronzed swirls of aniseed-scented leaves topped with fragile umbels of dainty yellow flower provide a garden aromatherapy treatment - a sensation with red crocosmias"

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I would always have this plant in the garden


Architectural plant that attracts beneficial insects.




i would buy this product again


nice for creating airy height to any border great for my very windy garden as flexible and bendy attractive and not dominating in the border extremely well packaged with clear sensible instructions


north yorkshire


Beautiful Bronze Fennel


Well packed, healthy plants from Crocus. Delicate yet impactful in my mixed borders. Had long admired in other gardens I visited - buying more for my own garden this year!




Height, structure, beauty


Wow, when this plant gets going it really gets growing. Once at full height it is a strong and sturdy plant, adding architecture and interest. Also, hover flies love the white flowers.




Wonderful healthy plants


Lovely healthy plants that work well in a natural border. Would recommend.


South West


Tall and frothy will fill a great deal of space for you


These are gorgeous and grow to a great frothy size, however they can get very floppy and start falling over or growing along the ground. Of the six that we planted this year I tried various types of staking, but even with y-stakes bent into a hoop they still have a habit to flop over. The ones planted tightly amongst firmer perennials and bushes have held their shape. Otherwise, really gorgeous plants.




I would recommend this product


Been looking for one of these for a while - beautiful plant and growing well. Very chuffed !




Lovethis plant


Good, healthy plant, love the colour, looks great interspersed among other flowers.






I got this plant for the bees and I put it among roses and dahlias in my front garden as a late nectar source. It is very happy in well drained but rich soil with lots of sun and to my surprise it looks lovely combined with red roses and deep pink dahlias. Waiting to see if it survived this year's snow and cold. It is rather tall so would probably need staking grown on its own.




Show stopper


Grows very tall 4ft. So best as a backdrop for other smaller plants. Looks quite exotic and unusual. Very hardy.


North west england



4.8 12


2006 Planting Chelsea Flower Show enquiry Hi, I see you have plants available for the current show, but do you have a plant list for the 2006 award winner (Daily Telegraph,Tom Stuart Smith) available as I am interested in buying some of these plants? Thank you for your time, Kelly

kelly mackenzie

Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

When should I plant bronze fennel? I would like to plant some fennel in a sunny part of my garden. I see from your website it will be available to buy within the next two weeks. Is this the right time to plant it or should I wait until spring?

Edwina Dufton

As this plant is fully hardy you can plant it at any time throughout the year as long as the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged. Autumn is a good time to plant as the soil temperatures are still quite warm. This means that the roots have a chance to settle in and spread a little before the worst of the weather hits, and that means bigger and better growth next spring. Keep in mind though that at this time of the year it will be cut right back, but it will start to grow again in spring.




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