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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3ft 3in
Max height
1ft
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Other names

Purple cow parsley

Genus

Anthriscus Anthriscus

Variety or Cultivar

'Ravenswing' _ 'Ravenswing' is an upright herbaceous perennial with attractive, deep purple, finely divided foliage. From late spring to mid-summer, it bears dainty umbels of small white flowers with pink bracts.


Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 1ft after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in light, free-draining soil in sun or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Other names

Purple cow parsley

Genus

Anthriscus Anthriscus

Variety or Cultivar

'Ravenswing' _ 'Ravenswing' is an upright herbaceous perennial with attractive, deep purple, finely divided foliage. From late spring to mid-summer, it bears dainty umbels of small white flowers with pink bracts.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 1ft after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in light, free-draining soil in sun or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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