Burgundy & Late Fennel

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Dark brooding burgundy, light, airy sprays of long needle-like foliage of the Burgundy & Late Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Burgundy & Late') is a delightful addition to garden beds of all types! Providing fine texture and a dark purplish-red misty filler among other plants.

Burgundy & Late is similar to Bronze Fennel, with enormous fireworks for flowers in golden yellow that show up a bit later than other varieties! These light and airy umbels explode with glowing color above the brooding hue of the leaves. These are gorgeous blossoms for floral arrangements and vital bee and butterfly pollen and nectar resources!

If you’re lucky, you’ll see the green, black, yellow and white-striped caterpillars of the Anise/Black/Giant Swallowtail Butterfly munching on your leaves. If you don’t mind, you’ll later enjoy cocoons and help these endangered species. Just in case, be sure to plant a few extra plants for yourself and your wildlife!

Planting and Application:

Gorgeous ornamentals for the garden or even containers on your porch or patio. With strong basal branching, even if you don’t use them in the kitchen, this herb has gorgeous flowers and foliage, not to mention the incredible texture and color they lend to your garden's beds and borders! Cutting gardens, pollinator and perennial borders, cottage, kitchen, herb and vegetable gardens all look better with a few of these annual herbs!

Burgundy & Late doesn’t get more than 2-3 feet in height, and doesn’t need to be taller since their sheer color makes up for anything they’re lacking! The stems, leaves and seeds are all intensely aromatic and have a sweet flavor reminiscent of licorice and anise. There are a ton of recipes and culinary uses for these from seed and flower to stem and roots, so grow your own today!

  • Edible Ornamental Herbs
  • Huge Late-Emerging Airy Yellow Flowers
  • Fragrant Fine-Textured Dark Violet-Burgundy Foliage
  • Flavorful Seeds, Flowers, Stems, Leaves & Roots
  • Host Plant & Pollinator-Friendly

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fennel does the very best in full sun and moderately moist soil. Be sure to select a fertile, well-drained site and deadhead unless you want the seeds in the fall.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Fertility & Moisture
  • Annual Herb
  • Very Well-Drained Soil

Burgundy & Late Fennel is a late-blooming fantastic new variety of herb with deep burgundy foliage that turns heads! Be sure to order enough from NatureHills.com so you can plant one anywhere you need fine texture and bold blooms!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Growing Zones Annual In All Growing Zones
More Information
Brand Gardenzest
Botanical Name Foeniculum vulgare 'Burgundy & Late'
Type Annual
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Deep Burgundy
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes