Fernleaf Dill

Anethum graveolens

Growing Zones 8-10
  • Height: 18-24″
  • Width: 10-12″
  • Spacing:  12-15″
  • Days to Maturation:  40-60 Days
  • Location: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Water:  Average





A dwarf variety of dill, delicious for making pickles, dips, sprinkled on vegetables. Blooms attract butterflies and beneficial insects to the garden. Flower heads dry nicely and add an airy touch to floral arrangements.Thrives in cool summer climates. Branching from the base, these dwarf plants have ornamental ferny leaves and are ideal for containers. Likes full sun. Start seed indoors early or sow directly in the ground after all danger of frost.Sometimes known as “the fish herb”€ because it’s such a delicious complement to fish, dill is used in many dishes, especially dips, soups, vinegars, and salads. Fernleaf is an improved variety of the ordinary dill that is more compact. A 1992 All-America Selections winner, this variety of dill continues to be a favorite for its garden performance and the fact that it offers a lot of foliage. It is also slower to set seed than ordinary dill varieties, which means that you can harvest foliage longer. As the flowers do appear, you can harvest the dill seed for making dill pickles or other dishes calling for dill seed. Dill leaves or seeds are used in the cooking of many cultures around the world.