Hardiness: 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)
On Jul 7, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
Since I didn't follow instructions to plant in Fall, Chervil had a rough start in my garden. In general, I had a low germination rate, in two different locations in the garden. Then, the ones that did grow apparently got too much sun, so that they bolted while still at a diminutive size. I sowed in Cilantro with it later, which is doing much better. Researching further, Chervil likes cool weather, hence sow in Fall, and sure enough I had a lovely self seeded bounty in November, which has stayed evergreen throughout our winter. A possibility for inclusion in the "cover crop" category??
On Jul 29, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:
Looks like parsley only smaller, more lacy, paler green and has a lovely faint flavor of anise. Great in salads. Called for in French recipes. Reseeds freely. I get a crop in early spring and late summer. When I was in France one year in early June, I found it frequently in salads in restaurants.
Reseeds itself if allowed to go to seed.
On Aug 16, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Resembles parsley with light green leaves but it is more delicate and ferny.The umbrella-like clusters of white flowers on stems up to 2 feet high appear in late summer. You can find both curly and flat leaf forms.Use fresh leaves as you would parsley.It has a light anise flavor.Freeze leaves to preserve mild flavor; dried chervil has little flavor.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Castro Valley, California San Anselmo, California San Francisco, California St Louis, Missouri Ramblewood, New Jersey Los Alamos, New Mexico Binghamton, New York Deposit, New York Johnson City, New York Bunker Hill, Oregon Portland, Oregon Laflin, Pennsylvania Milford, Pennsylvania Fairlawn, Virginia