GIANT MILK FENNEL
Peucedanum verticillare impresses with giant lacy heads of cream & green, above umbrellas of decorative foliage.
The bloom heads make excellent cut flowers too.
But a fennel it aint. So it is not an edible herb.
But a great garden and vase decoration instead.
Peucedanum verticillare is a hardy perennial.
So it is a tough, easy grower, and low maintenance plant.
Peucedanum verticillare can be planted in Sun or Shade.
And it is particularly suitable to plant under trees and shrubs because it can tolerate Dry Shade so well.
Where it happily foams away with it’s lacy heads with little further attention from us.
Peucedanum verticillare is drought tolerant once established and is therefore a very water-wise plant.
Happily it self-sows in garden but is not a nuisance. And any unwanted offspring are easy to weed out.
1m. High with beautiful umbrels of lacy cream and green flowers x 80cm Wide of fennel-like foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: EASY
Sow indoors in spring or autumn / or scatter in the garden.
INDOORS: Sow seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently pat the seeds to the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
And cover lightly with 2mm of mix/grit/sand.
Now continue to keep the mix consistently moist in well-lit position (not in any direct sunlight).
At temperatures of 18-20°C. for 2-4 weeks.
You can use a heat mat if you have one to maintain temperature, and cover with a clear plastic lid to help maintain consistent moisture.
Then wrap moist punnet in cling wrap & place in fridge (not freezer) for 4- 6 weeks.
Unwrap & return to well-lit position at 12-15°C. Keep moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-28 days approx.
SEED COUNT: 30 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count and give a generous serve).
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