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Anthriscus cerefolium

Common chervil

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Key information

Plant type

Herb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Aromatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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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