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Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum


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Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum
Description
Chaerophyllum species are upright plants with attractive, fern-like foliage and compound umbels of small white, pink or yellow flowers well suited to the wild garden or border. It is a member of the Apiaceae family which also includes cumin, parsley, anise, carrot, coriander/cilantro, dill, caraway, fennel, parsnip, celery and cow parsley. Native to Spain and France and as far as south west Russia, this is an upright, hairy perennial, producing 2 or 3 pinnate, apple scented mid-green, sometimes purple flushed leaves, 12 – 30cm long, with ovate to heart shaped, toothed leaflets. Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum, sometimes referred to as ‘Hairy Chervil' has umbels of soft pink flowers 6cm across borne from late spring to midsummer. The umbel shaped flowers, and the clear soft-pink colour is an attractive choice for mixed borders. It blooms in mid-spring along with the late Euphorbia species which are a great complement and it is very low maintenance. Requiring full sun and good drainage, it will produce weeks of colour. The flowers hover above the leaves giving this perennial a light airy look. The fern like foliage has an apple fragrance when cut and looks very pleasing, even when not in bloom. Height 60cm. Spread 30-45cm.
 
Main Features
 
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Pink Size (H xW) 60 x 40cm
Flowering Season Summer Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Pale Green Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Rich but well drained AGM No
Position Part Sun Habit Clump Forming
 
 
Cultivation Notes
Requiring full sun and good drainage, it will produce weeks of colour. Six weeks after it finishes blooming, you can cut it to the ground and it will produce new growth which looks great to the end of the autumn. Attractive to bees and butterflies, excellent for cutting, slug resistant and can be drought tolerant. Prefers well drained soil in sun or part shade.
 
Uses: Attractive to bees and butterflies, an excellent for choice for cutting. An attractive choice for mixed borders or for more ‘wild' look planting schemes.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers