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Peucedanum verticillare
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Peucedanum

Cow Parsley

<i>Peucedanum verticillare</i>

A denizen of Italy and southeastern Europe, this stately perennial hurls marvelous branching pinkish purple shoots clad with large bipinnate, frosted blue leaves, growing in a triangular fashion. Thick steadfast stems, somewhat channeled at their bases, shoulder a lofty multibranched display of huge yellow-green umbels. Cow Parsley’s big bold presence makes an easy-care choice for the back of the border, a wildflower garden or naturalized meadow.

Blooms July–August

Size: 5-1/2' – 7' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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