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Anthriscus cerefolium

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Anthriscus cerefolium | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Anthriscus cerefolium

Common names

Salad chervil, Garden chervil, Common chervil, Hedge parsley


Anthriscus cerefolium (Salad chervil). This is an upright annual plant with aniseed flavoured leaves which are 2-3 pinnately divided with ovate leaflets. Tiny white flowers are produced in umbels in summer.


It prefers a cool environment and will bolt when the hot weather arrives.

Interest and use

Culinary, containers. Young chervil leaves can be used fresh, dried or frozen as a garnish or flavouring for many dishes. It is one of the herbs used in the seasoning mix called 'Fines Herbes' and is an essential ingredient in Bearnaise sauce. A versatile and flavourful ingredient in an array of dishes, yet can be overpowered by stronger herbs, so make sure you choose carefully when combining with other spices. Chervil is a lovely ornamental garnish for summer dishes and is a very attractive garden plant that will self-sow readily.

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  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLow salinity, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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