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Apium Genus

Celery

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Apium genus (Celery). There are over 20 species of biennials and perennials in this genus. The leaves are pinnate to bi-pinnate, formed in basal tufts and will spread along the creeping stems. The flowers are small and white and held in compound umbels.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Deciduous, Vegetables or Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

The genus name is thought to derive from the Latin word 'Apis' for bee, because of bees attraction to the flowers of the plant.

Interest and use

Wildflower and culinary.

Propagation

By seed.

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