Bronze Fennel, Purple Fennel
It is valued for its color and texture in the garden and its pungent anise-like flavor in the kitchen. Tea from bruised seeds is a strong digestive aid.
Source of plant
Pinetree Garden Seeds, Harlow-Car Gardens, The Flowery Branch
Plants 6' tall and 2' wide; young foliage deep purplish-mahogany, retaining its bronze coloration throughout the growing season; flower heads yellow. Self-sows prolifically.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fragrance, foliage characteristics, notable texture, food, medicinal/pharmaceutical