How to Grow Anethum Graveolens Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Dill

Anethum graveolens photograph by Matt Lavin.

Anethum graveolens Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens
  • Common Name: Dill
  • Growing Zone: USA: 2 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 18
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 8 to 12
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Blue, Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seeds sown in succession from spring to mid-summer
  • How to Prune: No pruning required; can be left to self-seed after flowering
  • Pests: Generally pest resistant
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container
  • Family: Apiaceae.
  • Closely Related Species: Carrots, Parsley, and Celery.
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Edible, Fragrant foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers
  • Genus Detail: Anethum
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Anethum Graveolens. You may also enjoy the following Gardener's HQ growing guides: How to grow Cenolophium denudatum and Pimpinella plants.

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