Fennel Plants
Q.

Fennel grown near other plants

gouwslelani added on November 10, 2015 | Answered

I've read that Fennel is allelopathic to other plants and can actually kill other plants when planted near it. Is it true? If it is, how far should it be from other plants to prevent damage? Also, if it can 'kill' other plants, can it kill full grown trees too? Thanks

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 12, 2015

It's true, Fennel does not have many friends.

Fennel is allelopathic to most garden plants, it inhibits growth and causes bolting or even can kill plants.
You can grow in a container quite easily.

I plant Fennel in with my perennials, the Swallow Tails love it!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/fennel/growing-fennel.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Fennel Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More