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.
Mediterranean native. Old-fashioned favorite grows to 1–1 1/ 2 ft. tall and 10 in. wide. All lea...
Native to high altitudes in Southeast Asia. Long, narrow, grasslike foliage forms a sheath around shor...
Thought to be a Mediterranean native. Among cole crops (cabbage and its other close relatives), brocco...