Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Cow parsley

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (31999)

Plant details

Most aptly named is this somewhat macabre variety which has sombre purple-black leaves with beautiful contrasting white flowers with small pink bracts from late spring to summer. An excellent plant for the back of the border.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Anthriscus

Species: sylvestris

Cultivar: Ravenswing

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 30cm

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