General: Tall, erect-growing plant with soft, feathery, fine-textured bronze-purple foliage. Attractive ornamental. Common in Mediterranean cooking. Fennel requires a moist, well-drained soil and plenty of bright sunlight.
Culinary Uses: Bronze fennel (as with most fennel's) is best known for its culinary uses. It can be used steeped in milk to make baked goods or ice cream. More traditionally it can be found in many Italian dishes. The seeds can be used in breads, the fronds for salads, over potatoes or vegetables, even ground with oil, salt, and garlic into a pesto.
Medicinal Uses: The fragrance of this plant is similar to black licorice candy this makes steeping it as a tea delightful. It is said to stimulate the appetite, promote good digestion, and is an excellent remedy for gas. It is such a gentle that the sweet flavor can be mixed into food or added to a baby's bottle for relief of colic or stomaches.
Ornamental Uses: Bronze fennel looks much like the common fennel but its foliage is striking greenish bronzes. Because of this interesting flower border. Swallowtail butterflies love this plant and most other fennels.
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