Anethum graveolens "Fernleaf"
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, more compact variety of ordinary dill. 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.
- Light: Full sun to part shade
- Spacing: 12-15 inches
- Plant size: 18-24 inches tall
- Garden Use: Herb and flower gardens
- Culinary Use: Foliage and seed for a variety of dishes Mexican, Caribbean and Asian dishes
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.