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.
Grown as a shrub in zones 8, 9, 12–27, H1, and H2, and anywhere as an annual. The best-known flo...
Succulent perennial in Zone 24, or indoor/outdoor plant. South African native forms a solid, fleshy, g...
This annual is an infrequently grown species. Flowers are small (just 1 in. wide) and single, but bloo...