Bronze Fennel (Net Wt. 500 mg.) - Germinates in 10-15 days. This deep bronze to purple form of annual fennel is really a short lived perennial. Tall feathery fronds not only smell and taste of anise, but are beautiful in floral arrangements. Grown in clumps, they become and edible accent in any garden. Yellow umbel flowers produce the fennel seed prized in the kitchen. Fennel is a host plants for black swallowtail butterflies. Other butterflies also are attracted to this beautiful fennel.