- 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.