An upright plant, related to normal celery, and also edible with a similar strong celery taste. It is adaptable to most soil types, from sandy to clay, and from acid, neutral to alkaline soils. It can grow in part shade to sunny spots, performs best with regular watering and feeding. It has decorative umbels of white flowers, and is easily propagated from seed. It is biennial to perennial, can die down over winter and regrow as the weather warms. It grows naturally on Flinders Island in Bass Strait, and also Lord Howe Island, so can handle coastal conditions. The stems can be used like celery, foliage can be used instead of parsley, flowers can be used as garnish.
|Scientific Name:||Apium insulare|
|Common Name:||Flinders Island Sea Celery|
|Other Common Names:||Island Sea Celery|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Edible, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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