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Ferula communis ssp. glauca
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Ferula communis ssp. glauca

Giant Black-leaf Fennel

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Item #: 8618

Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder

Height: 108" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Ferula communis ssp. glauca is a Mediterranean native that makes a big, bodacious statement in the garden, first with its silvery-black, lacy, see-through foliage then, in the second season, the foliage extends upward to 6' tall, topped by a 3' branched, firework-like inflorescence of yellow flower balls. Ferula communis ssp. glauca dies after going to seed, so either administer a horticultural late-term abortion or you're going to have to tend to the babies without their momma.