Anthriscus sylvestris 'Golden Fleece’ is an ornamental cow parsley which has finely cut lemon-yellow foliage and bears delicate flat white umbels of flowers in late spring and early summer. A delightful plant to brighten a dull corner of any garden.
Anthriscus sylvestris, also known as Cow Parsley, Wild Chervil, Wild Beaked Parsley, Keck, or Queen Anne's Lace, is a herbaceous short-lived perennial plant in the family Apiaceae. It is native to Europe, western Asia and north western Africa; in the south of its range in the Mediterranean region, it is limited to higher altitudes. It is related to other diverse members of Apiaceae such as parsley, carrot, hemlock and hogweed. The hollow stem grows to a height of between 60–170cm, branching to umbels of small white flowers. Flowering time is mid-spring to early summer. The tri-pinnate leaves are 15–30cm long and have a triangular form. The leaflets are ovate and subdivided.
Provide full sun and average to dry soil. Cut off flower stalks to prolong foliage vigour and reduce possible self-seeding.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flower stems.