Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’

hairy chervil

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  • © Daniel J. Hinkley

  • © Daniel J. Hinkley

Outstanding Qualities

A lovely and choice perennial for softening the garden, Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ has beautiful apple-scented, ferny foliage that emerges in early spring and looks great through the growing season. Soon after the leaves sprout in the spring, pale rosy-pink flowers bloom well above the foliage. The delicate flowers have a wonderful lacey quality and are reminiscent of a soft pink Queen Anne’s lace.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: spring flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: orange, yellow, variegated

Great Color Partners: lavender, purple, bronze

Culture Notes
This lacey foliaged herbaceous perennial does best in full sun or light shade in rich well-drained soils. Keep moist during dry weather by watering at least once a week. Faded flowers can be left to spread seed or deadheaded to keep the plant looking its best. In fall cut yellowing foliage to the ground.