A pretty flowering perennial also known as ‘Hairy chervil’, Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ has attractive ferny foliage and rosey purple to mauve flowers that rise above the foliage in spring. An excellent woodland plant that is at home in the garden border. Reaching a height of .6m +
The flowers are similar in form to ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’ however this plant gets lumbered with another common name of ‘Cow Parsely’. The foliage are softly scented a little like a sweet parsley, and the flowers are delicate and lacey.
Try Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ as part of a mixed border in a cottage garden, it will self seed and provice that elusive mixture of flowers and folage. And it will flower well in that part shaded position, an added bonus.
Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ Care
This is plant for those with a position where it will get afternoon shade, especially in warmer climates.
Full sun in cool areas, part shade everywhere else. A well drained humus rich soil is best.
As the foliage fades away in autumn you can decide leave it to its own devices, or cut it right back to the ground. If you do cut it back you can leave it in the garden as a natural mulch.
Propagation is easy from seed or by division of established clumps. Can be pruned back heavily after flowering to promote a secong flush of flowers in autumn. Mulch well to provide a cool root run.
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