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Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Selinum wallichianum

Other names

Wallich milk parsley, Selinum tenuifolium , Selinum wallichianum subsp. tenuifolium

Genus

Selinum Selinum

Species

S. wallichianum - S. wallichianum is a clump-forming perennial with erect, red-purple, branched stems, triangular, pinnate green leaves, and umbels of tiny, white flowers in midsummer to early autumn.


Selinum wallichianum is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Clump-forming, Erect, Tall

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and cut back dying foliage in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Selinum wallichianum

Other names

Wallich milk parsley, Selinum tenuifolium , Selinum wallichianum subsp. tenuifolium

Genus

Selinum Selinum

Species

S. wallichianum - S. wallichianum is a clump-forming perennial with erect, red-purple, branched stems, triangular, pinnate green leaves, and umbels of tiny, white flowers in midsummer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching, Clump-forming, Erect, Tall


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and cut back dying foliage in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Selinum wallichianum (Wallich milk parsley) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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