General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Salad greens
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 70-85 °F
Other info: Needs no stratification.
Pollinators: Various insects

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium).

Common names
  • Chervil
  • Winter Chervil

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Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-03-02
Location: Calgary, Canada
Date: 2018-01-27 
A month from sowing.

Date: f
Uploaded by chelle

Date: 2020-04-28
Location: raised bed   zone 8a
Date: 2013-04-16
Chervil just beginning to bloom as warm weather arrives.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2014-05-25
Second year specimen plant at 46 inches tall.

photo credit: Kurt Stüber

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
  • Uploaded by Joy

Courtesy Outsidepride
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 12, 2013 3:58 PM concerning plant:
    Delicate parsley-like flavor. Use in salads, soups, sauces, chicken, fish, and as an ingredient in fines herbes. Good source of Vitamin C and carotene. Chervil tea is a traditional Holy Thursday drink for its restorative qualities following Lent. Gather leaves before the plant flowers and freeze or dry.
  • Posted by CarolineScott (Calgary - Zone 4a) on Feb 18, 2018 9:07 AM concerning plant:
    Chervil is most often grown as an annual herb.
    It is biennial at least to zone 5, and seeds would be produced in the second year.
    It has a parsley flavour with a slight note of liquorice.
  • Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b, and Florida - Zone 9b - Zone 9b) on May 24, 2014 6:09 AM concerning plant:
    A second year seed plant in my garden has surprised me with its 40" H by 28" W, and that's before blooming. The information I'd found before siting it was of a plant that generally grows 12 to 24 inches in height. That information holds true for a first year plant, but a singly planted specimen kept over for seed production may require more space, especially if it's been planted in moist, fertile soil. It doesn't have heavy foliage, so shading out its neighbors isn't really an issue, but in an ornamental setting it can appear too large for its space. Give it plenty of room if you're planning on growing it to maturity in your flower beds.
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lovesblooms On March 19, 2020 Seeds germinated
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