|40 days for leaves; 70 for seed. Easy-to-grow source of fennel leaf and seed for salad mixes, pasta sauces, meat and fish dishes, and herbal teas. (For the larger, more exacting bulbing fennel, please see the vegetable section). Beautiful in the garden, and a great attractor of butterflies and pest-eating beneficial insects, this fennel can be planted anytime from early spring to early fall.
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Wikipedia author Alvesgaspar - Jardin des Plantes, Paris