A wonderful foliage plant for a part shaded position, try morning sun. Brilliant bronze foliage, all ferny and lacy. Small white flowers in spring.
Anthriscus sylvestris is also know as ‘Ravens Wing’ and ‘Black Chervil’. Regarded as an annual or short lived perennial it is grown both for the foliage and the flowers.
This is a plant that will reach around 1.2m (4ft) and acts as a great foil for so many flowers and lighter foliaged plants it is must for the garden border. It will self seed but does not seem to be weedy.
After flowering it can simply be cut right back, this helps maintain a nice shape. Reasonably drought tolerant but it does need a little water during very dry spells.
- Full sun to afternoon shade.
- Well drained soil
- Deadhead to prevent self seeding
Anthriscus sylvestris is available for sale form the following nurseries
Little Hampton, Vic 345
"Mail order nursery specialising in cottage garden perennials, flowering shrubs, Trilliums, Hostas and Pacific Coast Iris. Flat rate express postage - Except WA & TAS"
138 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda VIC 3788
"Large range of rare and unusual plants.."
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA