DISH OF THE DAY
Purple fennel is a great foil to most showy plants, like this fabulous daffodil. The young leaves are light and airy, in summer it forms a good sturdy perennial and in winter its skeleton stands proud no matter what the weather may throw at us. And you can eat it!
A fine Victorian variety with about three flower heads on each stem. It naturalises well and is sweetly scented. HxS 35cm x 10cm
Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’
Tall perennial with yellow flowers in summer, and edible seeds and leaves. Its tendency to self seed can be annoying so be vigilant. HxS 1.6m x 45cm