Apium prostratum – sea celery

 

This plant is a great edible native plant, and grows naturally along coastal areas in southern states of Australia. It can be a compact plant like parsley, or have a cascading form which looks great grown on banks or in hanging baskets. It grows best in part shade, but can also be grown in sun with a bit of extra care. It seeds itself readily. A good bush tucker plant for smaller gardens and balconies, as well as larger areas, and an attractive container plan, with its attractive ferny foliage.

It can be used like parsley or celery in dishes like salads, stews and soups, and has a nice flavour.

Scientific Name:Apium prostratum
Family:Apiaceae
Common Name:Sea Celery
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Annual, Biennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Tea, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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