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Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) Herb in 9cm Pot

Anthriscus cerefolium, or Chervil is known as one of the 'fines herbes' with a delicate aniseed flavour. SOmetimes it is also called garden chervil or French Parsley although it is originally from Asia, Europe and North Africa and has been grown as a culinary herb for centuries. Chervil needs a shady moist position, and prefers light rich soils. It will happily grow in a container in semi-shade, although will require midday shade. The plant itself has fine, fern-like delicate leaves, and can produce a large plant (1-2ft) when fully grown. Tiny white flowers appear in Summer.

Herb Usage

Used in all manner of dishes, the leaves are particularly complementary to eggs, potatoes and fish. Due to the delicate nature of the herb, it is best added at the end of cooking, and when used in salads, it lifts a simple green salad to new heights, and is particularly pretty as a garnish.

Storing Chervil is only recommended if the leaves are frozen immediately after picking, as this locks in the subtle flavours.

Buy Chervil Online

Our potted Chervil herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September



Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil) Herb Plant
Aspect Site Partial shade/Shade
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Anthriscus cerefolium
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Vegetarian/Vegan
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Compresses/Poultice
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features None
Type of Garden Herb
  • 5
    Lovely Chervil

    Posted by Suzanne Slade on 31st Mar 2022

    Arrived looking super healthy - very well packaged

  • 5
    growing beautifully

    Posted by Miss Lorraine Campbell Campbell on 1st Sep 2020

    The bad weather and hailstorms have prevented me planting the five plants I bought so they are still protected with their plastic propagators. However , I have been cutting some every day and it is delicious and the plants are very healthy. The order came the next day, very pleased. I used Hooks Green many years ago and many of the herbs are still surviving, a great nursery

  • 5

    Posted by Vincent Gregory on 19th Sep 2019

    Anthriscus cerefolium x 2. Order response rapid with excellent communications. Items well packed and in excellent order. A couple of weeks on due to rapid growth have re-potted. Very Well Pleased. Thank You Hooksgreen Herbs. V.Gregory.

  • 5
    Great service

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2015

    The packaging and delivery of products first rate. Ordered a number of herbs and all except the hot and spicy oregano arrived in excellent order. Would be happy to recommend and purchase from Hooksgreen Herbs again.