Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens
Common Name: dill
Family Name: Apiaceae
Origin: South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Herb, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Dissected, Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Tripinnate, Filiform, Oblong, Obovate, Pectinate
Flowers: Umbel, Yellow, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Stems with vertical ribbing; leaves dill-scented, softly textured, alternate, compound with highly dissected tri-pinnate leaflets formed from a sheathing base, most 10-20cm long x 0.5mm wide; compound umbels 5–15cm wide, each simple umbel with 15–25 yellow florets on rays 3–5cm long, pedicels 6–10mm long; schizocarps brown, ribbed-winged, about 4 x 2mm.