Ravenswing Cow Parsley

Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

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Ravenswing Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Ravenswing Cow Parsley in bloom

Ravenswing Cow Parsley in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Ravenswing Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Ravenswing Cow Parsley flowers

Ravenswing Cow Parsley flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  32 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Wild Chervil

Ornamental Features

Ravenswing Cow Parsley features airy cymes of white flowers at the ends of the stems in mid summer. Its attractive deeply cut ferny compound leaves emerge deep purple in spring, turning dark green in color with prominent deep purple tips throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The deep purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Ravenswing Cow Parsley is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ravenswing Cow Parsley is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Ravenswing Cow Parsley will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features