Fernleaf Dill
Dill is a classic culinary partner for cucumber.

Fernleaf Dill

(Anethum graveolens “Fernleaf”€™)
  • Type: Warm-season annual
  • Planting time: Spring, fall in frost-free climates
  • Features: Feathery foliage, yellow blooms, dill seeds
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Rich, well drained, pH 5.5 to 6.5
  • Spacing: 12 to 15 inches
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall
  • Garden use: Herb and flower gardens, to attract swallowtail butterflies
  • Culinary use: Foliage and seed for a variety of dishes

Sometimes known as “the fish herb”€ because it’s such a delicious complement to fish, dill is used in many dishes, especially dips, soups, vinegars, and salads. Fernleaf is an improved variety of the ordinary dill that is more compact. A 1992 All-America Selections winner, this variety of dill continues to be a favorite for its garden performance and the fact that it offers a lot of foliage. It is also slower to set seed than ordinary dill varieties, which means that you can harvest foliage longer. As the flowers do appear, you can harvest the dill seed for making dill pickles or other dishes calling for dill seed. Dill leaves or seeds are used in the cooking of many cultures around the world.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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Fernleaf Dill is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attracts bugs: I planted Dill in my garden and it was doing great until I noticed about 4 small black caterpillars eating it. Also, Dill attracts other harmful bugs which ended up completely destroying it and getting on the other plants- all within 5 days of planting. If you really like Dill, I recommend planting it in a pot even if you have a garden to isolate it from other plants.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Those caterpillars were likely baby swallowtail butterflies =D
Date published: 2015-06-07
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