Cow Parsley | Anthriscus sylvestris

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Embrace the ethereal beauty of Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) in your garden! This perennial enchantress boasts delicate, lacy white umbels that dance in the breeze, adding an air of grace to your landscape. Thriving in partial shade, Cow Parsley is a resilient and adaptable wildflower, perfect for naturalizing your outdoor haven.

Its abundant nectar-rich blooms attract bees and butterflies, enhancing the vibrancy of your garden. Easy to cultivate and a delightful addition to any space, Cow Parsley invites you to create a picturesque haven with minimal effort. Elevate your garden with the timeless charm of Cow Parsley!


Botanical Information: Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), a perennial member of the umbel family, graces landscapes with its delicate, lacy white umbels. Rising between 60 to 120 centimetres, this wildflower’s fern-like leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of tiny flowers contribute to its distinctive appearance, creating a captivating display.


Thriving in hedgerows, woodlands, and along roadsides, Cow Parsley is a versatile species that prefers partial shade but can adapt to various light conditions. This adaptable wildflower favours nutrient-rich, well-drained soils. Its presence in these habitats adds a touch of elegance to both natural and cultivated landscapes.

Benefits to Wildlife

Cow Parsley plays a crucial role in supporting wildlife, providing nectar for a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The abundance of tiny flowers in its umbrella-like clusters attracts these beneficial insects, contributing to the pollination of nearby plants. Additionally, the plant serves as a habitat for small insects and spiders, fostering biodiversity.

Conservation Status in the UK

Not currently listed as endangered, Cow Parsley is a common and widespread species in the United Kingdom. However, its prevalence does not diminish its importance in the ecosystem. The plant’s contribution to supporting pollinators and its role in enhancing biodiversity emphasize the need to maintain and protect its habitats.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate Cow Parsley for its ease of cultivation, making it suitable for both wild and cultivated gardens. It readily self-seeds, creating a naturalized appearance. With minimal maintenance requirements, this perennial is an excellent choice for those seeking a visually appealing addition to their outdoor spaces. Its adaptability to different light conditions and soil types makes it an accessible option for both experienced and novice gardeners.

In conclusion, Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) stands as a symbol of grace and adaptability, celebrated for its botanical elegance and ecological contributions. From its delicate umbels to its ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on pollinators and its ability to thrive in diverse habitats, Cow Parsley remains a cherished choice for those seeking an enduring and visually impactful addition to their outdoor spaces.

More Information

The Woodland Trust

The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitat

Betony | Betonica officinalis

Broom | Cytisus scoparius

Foxglove | digitalis purpurea


Additional information

Weight 2 kg


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