Botanical Name: Anthriscus sylvestris Ravenswing
Common Name: Ravenswing Cow Parsley
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 30
Anthriscus sylvestris – Stunning, rich deep purple, almost black, finely cut fern like foliage, resembling the colour of a ‘Ravenswing’. An impressive contrast foliage plant in its first year and in the second year airy umbels of white flowers are held above the dark foliage to 90cm. Both foliage and flowers are excellent cutting and often used as filler flowers. Enjoys full sun to light shade in humus rich well drained soil. This hardy perennial will self seed freely if spent flower heads are left. Wonderful contrast plant. 90cm x 60cm.
Anthriscus seed can be sown at any time. Sow seed into good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth. If sown directly into ground seed may not germinate until it dormancy is broken by a period of chilling. (Winter) Moist seed tray can be placed in fridge at 4 degrees C in a plastic bag for 4 weeks then kept at on gentle heat of 15-20 degrees C. Germination may take 8 to 10 weeks. Transplant seedlings directly into garden as they have a long tap root which can be damaged when transplanted.