Rough Chervil | Chaerophyllum temulum

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

Grace your garden with the delicate allure of Rough Chervil. With lacy foliage and clusters of tiny white flowers, this hardy biennial herb effortlessly adds a touch of wild elegance. Flourishing in sun-dappled meadows or shaded woodland edges, its adaptability makes it a standout choice for diverse landscapes. Unleash the rustic charm of Rough Chervil, an easy-to-grow gem that beckons butterflies and bees. Hardy and undemanding, it thrives in various soils, making it a perfect addition to your wildflower haven. Embrace the untamed beauty of Rough Chervil, an enchanting presence in any natural retreat.


Botanical Information: Rough Chervil

Rough Chervil (Chaerophyllum temulum) is a captivating biennial herb belonging to the Apiaceae family. Known for its delicate, fern-like foliage and dainty clusters of white flowers, this wildflower graces gardens with a touch of untamed elegance. The plant typically reaches heights of 80-150 cm, and its finely divided leaves create a lacy, airy appearance that adds a unique texture to the landscape.


This resilient herb thrives in a variety of habitats, from sunlit meadows to the shaded edges of woodlands, showcasing its versatility. Rough Chervil is native to Europe and Western Asia, and its adaptability allows it to flourish in both rich, moist soils and well-drained, drier areas. Its penchant for partially shaded locations makes it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking a plant that can thrive in diverse conditions.

Benefits to Wildlife

Rough Chervil acts as a magnet for wildlife, attracting butterflies and bees with its nectar-rich blooms. As an essential component of a pollinator-friendly garden, it contributes to the overall health of ecosystems by supporting vital insect populations. The plant’s airy structure also provides shelter for small insects, fostering a balanced and biodiverse environment.

Conservation Status in the UK

While not specifically classified with a conservation status, supporting the growth of native wildflowers like Rough Chervil contributes to the conservation of local ecosystems. By cultivating native plants, gardeners play a role in preserving the biodiversity and ecological balance of their surroundings.

Ease of Growing

One of the charms of Rough Chervil lies in its undemanding nature. This hardy herb is easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. It readily adapts to various soil types, and its resilience allows it to withstand fluctuations in moisture levels. Whether planted in borders, meadows, or woodland gardens, Rough Chervil’s adaptability ensures a hassle-free and rewarding gardening experience.

Introducing Rough Chervil to your garden is an invitation to a symphony of wilderness. Its graceful presence, combined with its benefits to wildlife and ease of cultivation, makes it a delightful addition to any landscape. Embrace the enchantment of Rough Chervil and create a haven of natural beauty in your outdoor space.

More Information


Wildflower Web

Species From the Same Habitat

 Betony | Betonica officinalis

Monk’s-Hood | Aconitum napellus

Nettle-leaved Bellflower | Campanula trachelium


Additional information

Weight 3 kg

Flowering Months

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Soil moisture

Normal, Well draining, Wet


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