Anthriscus cerefolium

Scientific name: Anthriscus cerefolium


Common names: “Chervil” “garden chervil” “hedge parsley”

Plant Type: Annual or Biennial


Zone: 3 -6-9

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Cultivated sandy soil with less clay

Moisture: Evenly moist – well drained, no drought


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Plant Size: H 12-18″ W 9-12″

Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves with aromatic leaflets, mild licorice flavour

Flower: Umbels of small white flowers in summerRelated image

Maintenance: Low – medium, drought conditions encourage bolting, harvest leaves as they mature to encourage more leaf growth

Landscape use: Herb garden, cottage garden, flower beds

Propagate: By seed

Pests & Disease: Caterpillars, slugs and snails

Comments: Leaves are edible in salads, responds well to regular harvesting

Not to be confused with Anthriscus caucalis – “Bur chervil” – invasive, provincially regulated noxious weed in BC


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