Organic Bouquet Dill - Anethum graveolens
Great to companion plant with cucumbers. This large dill grows from 4' to 6' tall. Great for pickling! Finely chopped dill is added to sauces and dried seeds and leaves are a great seasoning.
Dill originated around the Mediterranean but the word comes from the old Norse word, dilla (to lull).
Dill is also a host plant for the Blacktail Swallowtail butterfly! Female butterflies lay their eggs only on certain host plants that will nourish the young caterpillars after they hatch. Grow those plants, supply food for the caterpillars and remember to allow the caterpillar to devour the host plants!
- Sun: Full-partial
- Indoors: 2-4 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: After last frost
- Seed Count: 250
- Days to Maturity: 45 - 55
- Plant Size: 4' - 6 '
- Attracts pollinators : bees, butterflies, beneficial insects
- Self Seeds
Plant in sheltered area, away from wind. Easily self seeds. Great used in pickles, culinary herb blends either fresh or dried and even as a bouquet! Attracts many beneficial insects.
Best to reseed throughout the spring and summer to keep a continuous supply of nectar for the honeybees and fresh leaves to host the black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars!