Antares Fennel is a very uniform, pure white bulb, and beautiful plant. Fennel can easily be grown as an ornamental or edible plant in your garden. This plant is a very popular food for swallowtail caterpillars. Fruits produce licorice and sweet-like flavors. A perennial the can be sown spring through early fall and has a fair degree of cold hardiness. Winter sowing is possible in areas with low frost. The Antares Fennel was a 2017 All-American Selection winner based on the merits of improved flavor.
Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. A hardy herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. Indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has been widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coasts and rivers banks. It is best to transplant fennel seeds.
The plant produces bush green foliage reaching approximately two feet in height with 4-inch fruits. Additionally, Antares Fennel can be planted in containers or raised beds. Note: if transplanting, start seeds approximately 4 weeks prior to ground placement. Fennel needs full sun and can be started in our seed starting trays.
Antares Fennel Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after the last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 6″
Row Spacing: 2′
Days to Maturity: 60-70
Disease Resistance: None