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PlantFiles: 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

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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lehua_mc 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 melody 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 Terry 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.


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

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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