Selinum wallichianum

2 litre pot £17.99
available to order from midsummer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Selinum wallichianum milk parsley: Flower clusters have a tiered appearance

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist but well drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The noted plantsman E. A. Bowles loved this plant, calling it 'the most beautiful of all fern leaved plants', and it certainly has a lot going for it. The tiny, star shaped white flowers appear in flattened umbels in midsummer and continue through to autumn. These billowing clouds of flowers appear to hover above the finely cut leaves on tall, red tinged stems. These look great in a mixed border, but to appreciate them in all their glory, you should try not to overcrowd them - many prefer to grow them as specimen plants.

  • 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 flowerheads and cut back dying foliage in autumn. They resent disturbance but you can divide carefully in early spring if necessary.

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Lovely reliable plant

5

Great tall plant for the back of a sunny border and the bees love it!

Gertrude

North West

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Great plants

5

Another plant for the back of the border that gives impact when out .Lovely foliage and flowers later in the season.

divots

Derbyshire

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After a year is now thriving

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Recommend

BobnRed

Edinburgh

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Milk Parsley

5

I have bought a few of these as I was hoping that eventually I might attract some swallow tail butterflies to my patch of ground in Norfolk! Its a native plant and I love the look of it too!

SuzieD

Norfolk

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I would buy this plant again..it need to stand on its own ,

5

The folliage is lovely before it flowers,l used fine green Mesh wire around the plant,it gave support as it grows

Garden Dreamer

Cheltenham

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We have a south west facing garden. The spot I would like to plant this plant in is shady most of the day , it's next to a wall. It's not what I would describe as heavy shade so I was wondering whether I could plant this? I'm keen on planting some flowers if this isn't possible , any recommendations?

asked123

Thank you for your question. I'd be erring on teh side of sunny for a good part of the day if possible to get the best results. It can take a season to get going and is late into leaf in the spring, but it is a wonderful plant. Our Chelsea garden this year (Andy Sturgeon - The Mind Garden) has a number of these and similar 'Flowering Carrots'. Similar alternatives for partial shade might include: Myrrhis odorata (seed), and Anthriscus 'Ravenswing'

Justin

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GROW THIS IN A REALLY LARGE POT? I HAVE A NICE SHELTERED CORNER, BUT NO FLOWER BED SPACE. HAS ANYONE SUCCEEDED GROWING IT IN A CONTAINER? Advice welcome!

urban gardener

Yes, we grow them in pots all the time, but they are happiest in the ground. If you do decide to give them a try in a pot, then try to use a large one, and make sure it is kept well watered.

Helen

Received the plant last month absolutely beautifully packed. I haven't planted it out yet as it needs to be put in my Norfolk garden later in the summer. However, despite watering it and occasionally feeding it the bottom leaves are going yellow. It doesn't appear to be potbound. Help, what am I doing wrong?

cow parsley mad lady

Hello there I can't say exactly why the bottom leaves are starting to go yellow but I would think it is a watering issue. It really need to be planted out as soon as possible then I am sure it will be fine. Hope this helps

Tom Stuart Smith Chelsea 2008 Hello, I wondered if you could help me identify the plants that were supplied by Crocus for Tom Stuart-Smith's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008. I would be very grateful if you could let me know. Many thanks Suzanne

Suzanne Hind

Hello Suzanne It certainly was a beautiful garden and it included the following plants.Rodgersia podophylla, Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea Strahlenquelle, Epimedium grandiflorum, Asarum europaeum, Hosta Devon Green, Paeonia Jan van Leeuwen, Astrantia major subsp. involucrate Shaggy, Selinum wallich, Darmera peltata (the one with the big, rounded leaves), and Hakonechloa macra. I hope this helps Helen Plant Doctor

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