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Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Anthriscus cerefolium

Other names: Chervil, Garden chervil, Common chervil, Hedge parsley

Genus: Anthriscus Anthriscus

Species: A. cerefolium - A. cerefolium is a tall annual with aniseed-flavoured, ovate leaflets, and umbels of small white flowers in summer.


Anthriscus cerefolium is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic.

Habit: Upright, Spreading

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Specific pests: Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks, Add to salads, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil, in full sun sheltered from strong winds (ideally your kitchen). Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Anthriscus cerefolium

Other names: Chervil, Garden chervil, Common chervil, Hedge parsley

Genus: Anthriscus Anthriscus

Species: A. cerefolium - A. cerefolium is a tall annual with aniseed-flavoured, ovate leaflets, and umbels of small white flowers in summer.


Anthriscus cerefolium is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic.

Habit: Upright, Spreading

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Specific pests: Caterpillars , Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks, Add to salads, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil, in full sun sheltered from strong winds (ideally your kitchen). Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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