Foeniculum vulgare dulce 'Rubrum'
Can be used like common fennel, but this variety is not invasive and hosts swallowtail butterfly caterpillars! Its fresh bronze or copper-colored leaves add interest to salads with its unusual color and the surprising taste of sweet fennel.
Water: Light to Regular Water
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: 3 to 4' tall and wide perennial
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Any soil with compost