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Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Anthriscus cerefolium
  • Common name: Chervil
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial, Herb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium, is native to the Middle East, Russia and the Caucasus, but is naturalised in many areas of the world. It was used by the Romans, who believed it cleansed their blood and had restorative properties. Today it is used in fish dishes, soups and butter sauces.

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Chervil is a hardy annual, bearing light green, feathery leaves with a mild aniseed flavour, and clusters of small white flowers from late-spring to summer.

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Seed germinates quickly so can be sown direct outside, once all risk of frost has passed. It works well in pots. Leaves are ready to harvest after around six weeks, and plants will regrow, so leaves may be harvested continually throughout summer (as long as flowers are removed).

How to grow Anthriscus cerefolium

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Anthriscus cerefolium and wildlife

Anthriscus cerefolium is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Anthriscus cerefolium poisonous?

Anthriscus cerefolium has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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