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.
Native to Southwest Asia. Grown for its edible leaves, spinach matures slowly during fall, winter, and...
Heights up to 8 ft., widths to 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. Blossoms are 3–4 in. wide, with tufted yell...
Summer squash is planted for warm-weather harvest and eaten when immature; this group includes scallop...