Pink Hesperis matronalis and white Leucanthemum vulgare 'Filigran', or Ox-Eye Daisy, weave through the Cut Flower Garden. Photo by Lisa Roper
Fennel was one of the nine sacred curative herbs of medieval times. A strong butterfly plant, bronze Fennel has 4- to 5-foot plumes of filigreed coppery leaves and lacy golden flower umbels that ripen mellow anise-flavored seeds. These plants are stunning additions to flower or herb beds. Season seafood, salads or cooked vegetables with sprigs of the feathery copper-bronze leaves.