Pink Plume Celery
Apium graveolens 'Pink Plume'
Pink Plume Celery foliage
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
This compact variety, produces beautiful green and burgundy stalks; perfect for gardens or containers; stalks have a crisp, distinctive flavor that is ideal for raw eating, soups and stews, while the leaves are perfect for salads
Pink Plume Celery is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The stalks are typically harvested when mature. The stalks have a distinctive taste and a crisp texture.
The stalks are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Pink Plume Celery will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.
Pink Plume Celery is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.