Anthriscus cerefolium

Common chervil

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Plant type


Flower colour



Aromatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Amanda Darcy, copyright GAP Photos (22718)

Plant details

The finely cut, bright green leaves can be used as a fresh and spicy alternative to parsley for everyday dishes such as mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs. It has aniseed-flavoured leaves and umbels of white flowers in mid-summer.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Anthriscus

Species: cerefolium

Plant type: Herb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 24cm

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