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.
Anthriscus sylvestris 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
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA