Chervil is an easy to grow plant that is native to the Caucasus area of Europe. Originally spread across Europe by the Romans, this highly textured plant featuring finely cut foliage is a great addition to the garden and a great addition to the table with its lightly anise-like flavor. Chervil is a cool season grower and is prized in the French cooking culture. It is part of the French herb mixture known as 'fines herbes' along with Chives, Tarragon and Parsley and is perfect when cooking eggs, seafood and vegetables. It also is rapidly gaining renown in specialty salad mixes adding flavor and texture. 'Vertissimo' is a great selection due to its strong ability to quickly flush after cutting and its ability to resist bolting.
Plant in well-drained soil. Best in partial sun/partial shade. Chervil is easy to grow in the ground or in a container. It is a perfect companion plant for Carrots and Radishes in the garden. It also grows well with Cilantro and Dill and would make a perfect container mix with those two herbs.