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PlantFiles: Wild Celery
Apium graveolens 'Giant Red'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Apium (AY-pee-um) (Info)
Species: graveolens (grav-ee-OH-lens) (Info)
Cultivar: Giant Red

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral frostweed On Nov 28, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Wild Celery 'Giant Red' Apium graveolens is Naturalized in Texas and other States.

Positive mominem On Mar 31, 2005, mominem from Ashton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Heirloom variety, 90-120 days to maturity. Very crisp and juicy, with just a hint of red on interior stalks. A moderately long-standing variety.
Grew well in "Earthbox" during summer of 2003. Strong celery flavor. Caution: Celery contains limonene, an essential oil known to cause contact dermatitis in some people.

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