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Leaf celery

Apium graveolens secalinum

Belonging to the Apium genus, Leaf celery has a botanical name of Apium graveolens secalinum.

Leaves resemble parsley, and it has a strong celery taste. 6 or 8 plants are usually enough for a kitchen garden. Use a cold-frame if necessary. The more soup celery is cut, the better it grows. The leaves are essential for soup stock 1.

It is a flowering edible vegetable / herb that typically grows as a biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Leaf celery is known for its clump-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (1.30 feet).

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How to grow Leaf celery

  • Full Sun

  • High

Likes cool conditions and a lot of water.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often.

See our list of companion Plants for Leaf celery to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Leaf celery from seed

Sow in spring, summer or autumn.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Leaf celery

Seed Saving Leaf celery

Will cross-pollinate with other nearby celery varieties.

Common Leaf celery problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Leaf celery plants:

Other names for Leaf celery

Soup celery, Cutting celery

Apium graveolens var. secalinum

Leaf celery care instructions

How long does Leaf celery take to grow?

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