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Purple flowering Cow Parsley?

steven3steven3 Posts: 2

Could anyone assist with locating a variety of cow parsley that has purple flowers?

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,990

    The only one of which I know is Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,025

    There is certainly a cow parsley relative which has pink flowers and is called Pimpinela. There is also a cow parsley with purple leaves which is Anthrisus Sylvestris Ravenswing.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,025

    I may be wrong but I think Ravenswing has white flowers but purple leaves

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,394

    Isn't it pretty?

    http://kellydnorris.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Day-19.-Anthriscus-sylvestris-Raven-Wings.jpg

     

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,137
    There is a lovely dark pink one that grows wild in the hedgerow by me.

    I was thinking of digging a bit out but wonder if it would take over in the garden.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • steven3steven3 Posts: 2

    Thanks for your responses, after a bit more scouting I discovered it was actually Angelica Gigas I was looking for! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    That's a good one Steve. Insects love it. needs cold germination but you should be able to buy a plant to start you off.

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