Annuals, Herbs, Perennials
Though both commonly available plants from this genus produce many umbrella-shaped clusters of tiny flowers, they are valued for their fernlike foliage. In one, chervil, the leaves are used in cooking; in the second, the foliage brings deep, striking color to the perennial border.Anthriscus cerefolium
Low foliage mounds about a foot wide. Flower stems, 1–2 ft. topped with white blossoms in summer. The leaves have a parsley-like flavor with overtones of anise; use like parsley, fresh or dried. Sow seeds in place in early spring (in cold-winter areas) or in fall (where winters are mild). In the following years, volunteer seedlings will keep you supplied with new plants. Goes to seed quickly in hot weather; keep flower clusters cut to encourage leafy growth.
Western Mediterranean native. Grows to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and 9 in. wide. Its delicate fernlike fo...
Grown as a shrub in zones 8, 9, 12–27, H1, and H2, and anywhere as an annual. The best-known flo...
Grown for textured, multicolored foliage, saucer-size flowers, or lacy clusters of smaller blooms....