Dill
Anethum graveolens

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

Annuals

Herbs

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:

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:

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:

Marion, Arkansas

Arroyo Grande, California

Clovis, California

Lawndale, California

Sebastopol, California

Vista, California

Parker, Colorado

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Bartow, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Thomasboro, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Brandon, Mississippi

Hallsville, Missouri

Stockett, Montana

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Greensboro, North Carolina

Fort Jennings, Ohio

Medford, Oregon

Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Jessup, Pennsylvania

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Alice, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Mcallen, Texas

Jonesville, Virginia

North Sultan, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 31, 2011, debsnature from Hanover, PA wrote:

Lovely, tall, airy, gaceful plant. Somehow appeared in random spots in several of our garden planters; most striking as a single plant amongst other contrasting leafy, deeper green, full plants.

Neutral

On Nov 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dill Anethum graveolens is naturalized in Texas and other States.

Positive

On Feb 10, 2006, sltxgardener from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

Set out as a 4" pot in late fall and it's already 3' tall and is beginning to bloom. I put it in to serve as a larval host for the swallowtail butterfly.

Positive

On Feb 4, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This self-seeds for me. I love to brush against it; it smells so nice. Fresh dill, cucumber, onion, sour cream, and salt make a refreshing salad.

Dill should not be planted with tomatoes; they are enemies in the garden.

Blooms early June to early July in my garden.

Positive

On Oct 31, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Pretty annual herb, both seeds and leaves can be used for cooking. Dill is good with fish and in potato salad. Apparently it self-sows if it is not deadheaded, but mine went to seed without any volunteer seedlings appearing. It does not like to be transplanted. The flowers are beautiful and airy, and attract butterflies. Seeds are easy to collect, just shake out the dried flower heads.