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.
Varieties from 6 in. to 1 1/2 ft. high and wide, in flower colors from yellow to rich maroon brown. Bl...
Native to Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah, west Texas, Mexico. Plant grows to 8 in., has less finel...
From Australia. Grows 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with strap-like, 2- to 5-in.-long, medium green lea...