Apiaceae or Umbelliferae (used interchangeably)
Middle East, Southeastern Europe, and Southeastern Russia
Part shade - (especially in summer in hot climates)
Light, rich, and moist
4" Pots: $2.20
6" Pots: $3.50
Terracotta pots and other planters:
Delicate, lacy, fern-like leaves with flat umbels of white flowers in early summer. Leaves have a delicate anise-like flavor that is more distinctive than parsley.
Keeping it Going
Move to an area of part shade during hot weather.
Avoid afternoon sun in hot climates
Keep evenly moist - but do not over water
Too much water
Badly drained soil
Hot, direct sun (in warm climates)
Points of Interest
Native to the Middle East, southeastern Europe, and southern Russia
The Apiaceae, or Umbelliferae, family includes: carrots, celery, parsley, etc.
Has a subtle anise flavor
Chervil was listed in a 15th century manuscript as an essential kitchen herb
Considered one of the fines herbes in French cooking along with parsley, tarragon, and chives
It brings out the flavor of other herbs and complements most dishes
Flavor is at its peak right before flowering
Best used raw or at the end of the cooking process
Uses: Main use is culinary, but has medicinal properties as well (has mild digestive properties when brewed into tea)
Parts used: Leaves - preferably fresh (cut just before flowering)
A single application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer before planting should be sufficient.