This tall, non-bulbing type of fennel has beautiful bronze foliage that creates a great backdrop for any herb garden. The thread-like leaves and seed heads are favored for the spicy, sweet, licorice flavor. It is used fresh on fish, in salads, teas, and deserts. Fresh leaves also can be frozen in a plastic bag or dried and stored in an airtight container. Used as an expectorant and to ease indigestion. Chewing on the seeds freshens the breath. Hung over doors on Midsummer's Eave, it was thought to ward of evil. Perennial hardy to zones 5.