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 Height (Inches): 12 to 18
- Plant Spread (Inches): 8 to 12
- Time of Bloom: Summer
- Flower Details: Yellow
- Leaf Foliage: Blue, Green
- 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
- 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
- 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.