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PlantFiles: 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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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Dill Anethum graveolens is naturalized in Texas and other States.

Positive sltxgardener 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 Gabrielle 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 trifunov 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.


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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