- botanical name: Anethum graveolens
- height 18″
- spacing 8-20″ apart
- full sun tolerant, morning sun/afternoon shade
- average, well-drained soil
- flower color yellow
- uses in garden: cut flower, drought tolerant, fragrant
- use in scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, potato salad, or in creamy sauces, pickling
Fernleaf Dill is a dwarf version of common Dill. Fernleaf is not as overpowering in the garden, and yet has all the flavor of its larger relative. The yellow blooms and seeds are used for pickling and the leaves are great in scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, potato salad, or in creamy sauces. As an ornamental plant, it gives an interesting texture to the garden. Slow to bolt. Find great Dill recipes here!
Fernleaf Dill plants are also available. Purchase them here.
Sow seed directly into fine garden soil or start indoors early, then transplant in spring when all danger of frost has passed. Spread seed on warm soil and cover with 1/4 inch of fine soil. Seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once plants are two to three inches tall, thin to space plant s 2-4 inches apart. 40-55 days to leaf harvest. 85-105 days to seed harvest.