Photo: © Jelitto
A very handsome specimen, Selinum wallichianum, originally from the Himalayas, has been called the most beautiful of all fern leaved plants and the queen of the Umbellifers. The flowers are creamy white, tiny and star shaped forming glowing domes above the emerald-green foliage and red tinged stems. The whole is truly magnificent and given sufficient summer rain this statuesque plant can reach150cm in height.
The flowers appear in midsummer and continue through to autumn looking fabulous in a mixed border but to appreciate Selinum in all their glory use them as a stand alone feature.
Rich, deep soils that drain combined with an adequate supply of moisture will suit them well as Himalayan summers are wet and cool.
Like most of the Apiaceae they dislike disturbance and will probably die if transplanted.
Full sun, partial shade
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