Foeniculum vulgare 'purpereum'. An aromatic perennial herb with fern-like, feathery leaves of a bronze colour and small yellow flowers mid-summer. The flowers attract bumblebees, honeybees, mining bees and yellow-faced bees. Hardy herbaceous perennial. Priced for a 1 litre pot
Use: The seed has a sweet aniseed flavour and is delicious mixed with garlic mayonnaise. Add some leafy fronds to fish and bake in a parcel.