A hardy vigorous perennial herb with large,
deeply divided leaves and
greeny-yellow flowers in summer.
The foliage is 'celery' scented.
Most striking in the herb border as it can grow 6ft. tall
(grow it at the back of the border!).
It likes a rich moist soil in partial shade.
It adds flavour to vegetable soups, casseroles
and meat broths, and can be used,
sparingly, to replace Celery in recipes.
The candied stems are used for decoration of cakes,
trifles and all manner of sweet foods.
Medicinally, it has a cleansing and
deodorizing effect on the skin.
A truly majestic plant well worth growing
(if one has the room!).
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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