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Celery Leaf

Apium graveolensvar.dulce

The leaves add a fantastic peppery flavour to summer salads

Normally known for their crisp leaf stalks, this form of celery is specifically grown for its young leaves which have a peppery flavour and are a tasty addition to salads.


Its neat compact growth makes this ideal for small gardens or growing in containers. Happy in sun or part shade.


Best in a rich, moist soil. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Add the leaves to flavour and garnish salads, sauces and soups.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Annual, Herb
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Summer
Evergreen No
Plant height 20 cm - 25 cm
Plant width 15 cm - 20 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Moist
Planting instructions

Choose a container, with drainage holes at least twice the size of the one the plant is currently growing in. Place stones, broken up flowerpots or polystyrene in a thin layer over the holes to help with drainage. Place a layer of multi-purpose compost on top. Remove the pot and position the plant so the top of the rootball sits 2.5cm below the rim of the pot. Fill around the rootball with compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered especially through dry spells.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June

Typically available

From February to September