Growing Florence Fennel Plants In Your Vegetable Garden
Florence fennel plants are the bulb type of fennels eaten as vegetables. All parts of the plants are fragrant and can be used in culinary. Florence fennel plants are often confused with the vegetable part of the anise plant, and its “seed” may be confused with aniseed. Florence fennel plants are in the same family, Apiaceae, as anise, dill, cilantro, caraway, and cumin, and the flavor is similar to anise. Fennel is a common ingredient in curries and the seed gives Italian sausage its primary flavor. It has been in cultivation as part of the Mediterranean diet since the 17th century. Florence fennel plants has numerous medicinal properties and is found in cough drops and digestive aids to name just two. The plant is also attractive and growing Florence fennel plants among perennials or flowers adds a lovely accent with its delicate foliage.
Florence fennel plants produces attractive, green feathery foliage that provides ornamental interest in the garden. The foliage releases a scent reminiscent of anise or licorice. The plant is a perennial and has a tendency to spread and can become invasive if you don’t remove the seed head. Florence fennel plants grows best in cooler climates and temperate regions.