Here is the Bronze Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare. Bronze fennel is a biannual or lives for 2 years but will seed its first year. The feathery foliage provides an attractive contrast to other plants plus a delicious anise flavor to salads and desserts. The seeds are equally flavorful in a wide variety of culinary delights. As fennel grows to four or five feet tall, its yellow-bronze umbelliferous flowers provide nectar that attracts numerous insects. Fennel prefers full sun, well-drained soil and consistent moisture. It will reseed readily and may require some thinning. Don’t confuse this herb with bulb fennel. It never produces a bulb. Easy herb the grow! Open pollinated 30 to 80 days.