Dill
Anethum graveolens 'Long Island Mammoth'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anethum (uh-NAY-thum) (Info)
Species: graveolens (grav-ee-OH-lens) (Info)
Cultivar: Long Island Mammoth

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Menifee, California

Santa Clara, California

Panama City, Florida

Benton, Kentucky

Dry Ridge, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Kansas City, Missouri

Blair, Nebraska

Portland, Oregon

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 25, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This was my first year growing dill, but I was much impressed by Lilly Miller (Ferry Morse) "Mammoth" Dill Anethum graveolens as a visual focal point to the garden. I placed it in mixed bed in a screening position, to add a bit of visual depth the the garden, and was rewarded with its' vigor, ever present gentle aroma and now copious seed.
It did best in our hot, dry weather. One evening rain in the later season and everything did flop over all its garden friends. Next year I will erect a light cage around the plot.

Positive

On Nov 11, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Easy to grow and pretty much pest-free.

Large heads and multiple stalks make this a good dill for most gardens. Seed outside after danger of frost, or start indoors about 4 weeks before transplant.

Positive

On Jan 16, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A widely-grown variety, and favorite of commercial growers. Reliable producer of dill weed and seed.