Selinum

Selinum carvifolium

Selinum - Selinum carvifolium

Common Name: Selinum
Genus: Selinum
Species: carvifolium

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, A good architectural plant, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

An easy to grow plant with big densely packed clusters of creamy-white flowers above the finely dissected leaves. Originating from meadows in mountainous areas of Europe and Central Asia this cultivar is a recent introduction to British gardens. It has a great architectural shape and it works well in either mixed borders or more naturalised planting.

Garden Care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring. Remove faded flower heads and cut back dying foliage in autumn. They resent disturbance but you can divide carefully in early spring if necessary.


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