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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Common Name: Cow Parsley Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
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A beautiful plant that people always ask about with dramatic purple black, lacy leaves beginning in early spring that are a perfect contrast to light greens. The plants rise in mid-spring to about three feet with umbels of tiny white flowers with pink bracts. Let Geranium 'Jolly Bee', Alchemilla mollis and Amsonia illustris and Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii swirl around it!

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
A very common plant of roadsides, hedges, etc.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourPurple 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Alchemilla mollis
Amsonia illustris

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