Chervil 'Brussels Winter'

Anthriscus cerefolium

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthriscus (an-THRIS-kus) (Info)
Species: cerefolium (ker-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Brussels Winter



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage


Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Logan, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 29, 2015, lokidog from Logan, UT wrote:

This plant is one of my favorites. I got it through the Seed Savers Exchange, and it naturalized in my garden - actually mostly outside of the garden in cracks and crevices. It's a biennial or what I as a Plant Ecologist call a winter annual (comes up in Autumn, overwinters under the snow, grows in Spring, and matures by the heat of summer). It is best planted in Autumn or really early Spring. It did die out for me, and luckily I kept a few seeds. It is pretty hardy, but a mild period in early Spring or late Winter, followed by a cold snap will kill it. It's has a nice mild licorice or anise flavor with a bit of parsley and celery too. It's one of the herbs (well chervil in general) that are in some French recipes that are really hard to obtain unless you grow them. It's used in man... read more