Bronze Fennel Seeds, Foeniculum vulgare Butterfly Garden Host Plant
Bronze Fennel is a great host plant for swallowtail butterfly larvae. Any butterfly garden should include a few fennel plants. See fourth photo. Bronze Fennel is easy to start from seed and grow in any well drained garden soil. The anise scented foliage and seeds are popular in many fish recipes. I must admit that I grow it mainly for it's beauty.
Bronze fernlike foliage is topped by yellow umbel flowers in summer. I have this growing in my cutting garden with the orange Turk's Cap Lilies. The flowers will bring in much needed pollinators so this is a great plant to add to the vegetable garden.
Each packet contains approximately 35 seeds and comes with growing instructions.