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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Chervil Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil is an annual that grows well during the winter months here in S.E.Queensland. The plants grow to 40-70cm, with tripinnate leaves. The small white flowers form small umbels, 2.5-5cm across. The fruit is about 1cm long, oblong-ovoid with a slender, ridged beak. As the plant matures, the leaves tend to turn a purple, bronze colour.

Chervil looks like carrot tops it is lacy and delicate with a slight parsley taste and subtle anise flavour.

Use the nutritious leaves to flavour cheese, egg and fish dishes. The leaves can be sprinkled through a salad or added to a white sauce. Mix chopped leaves with a little butter to top vegetables, particularly carrots and potatoes. A staple of classic French cooking It is one of the herbs in the classic French mix - fines herbes – includes equal parts of Parsley, chervil, chives and tarragon. When a recipe calls for ‘Pluches de cerfeuille’, it is leaves of Chervil that are required. Chervil is what gives Béarnaise its distinctive taste. Much of the delicate flavour of Chervil is lost when cooked or heated to a high temperature, so it is best to add chopped Chervil at the end of cooking time or when serving the meal.

Some quick ways to use Chervil.

- Mix a handful of chopped chervil with sour cream or crème fraiche, season and serve with baked potatoes.

- Mash some chopped chervil into softened butter to serve on seafood, mushrooms or steak. Stir through vegetables such as carrots, peas, corn or baby potatoes.

- Replace basil with chervil in a pesto recipe, and use to spread on biscuits or stir through pasta.

- Mix with whole egg mayo and some Dijon mustard and spread over thinly sliced chicken before grilling.

- Mash some boiled eggs and stir through chopped chervil.

- Roughly chop or tear handfuls of chervil into salads.

How to Grow

Chervil prefers a cool, moist and semi-shaded location. If transplanting take care not to disturb the roots. Chervil grows well in pots. It likes a soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0 Propagation is by seed and it is best direct sown in its final growing position. Sow seed from autumn through to winter – lightly cover with soil and kept moist.


All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


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Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

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Peter L.
Australia Australia
Great service and fast delivery

Very impressed with the condition that the delicate plants arrived in, and the notes on how to care for them. All are doing very well. Will definitely be coming back for more

Australia Australia
Herb plants

I made an order of herb plants a couple of weeks ago and was highly impressed with the ease of ordering and the execution. Very healthy looking plants arrived 2 days later Via Australia Post and I received emails explaining exactly how to plant and care for them. I also received a lovely welcome letter after I made the order. All in all I am highly impressed and would order Again from Herb Cottage in a heartbeat. Thank you

vera k.

first time growing chervil.