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Anethum graveolens

Dill

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Anethum graveolens
  • Common name: Dill
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial, Herb
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Also known as dill weed, dill, Anethum graveolens, is a commonly used herb, native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It’s a dark green herb with wiry, thread-like leaves and a strong, distinctive taste. It was once used as an ingredient in recipes to treat coughs and headaches. These days it’s mostly used in fish dishes.

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Dill is easy to grow. Sow seed under cover in spring, in plug trays or pots rather than seed trays, as plants tend to bolt if their roots are disturbed when transplanted. Plant out the plugs after all risk of frost has passed, in a sunny, sheltered spot.

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As well as its culinary and medicinal use, dill is a fantastic plant for wildlife. Bees, hoverflies and butterflies all feed on its nectar and pollen, and caterpillars of the beautiful European swallowtail butterfly, Papilio machaon, which has recently started breeding in southern Britain, eat its leaves.

How to grow Anethum graveolens

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow

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Plant
Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

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Harvest
Harvest

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Anethum graveolens and wildlife

Anethum graveolens is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Anethum graveolens poisonous?

Anethum graveolens has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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