Selinum wallichianum – Selinum tenuuifolium –

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Selinum –
There are 6 taprooted perennials, in the carrot family, in this genus. They are found naturally occurring from rocky slopes, mountain meadows, and scrub in temperate areas of Europe and the Himalayas. Few species are grown, but S, wallichianum is ideal for an informal, mixed or shrub border or woodland garden, and is effective as a specimen plant because of the tiered effect of its floral umbels.
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of conditions. Divide carefully in early spring.
Prone to slugs and snails, and powdery mildew.

S. wallichianum – S. tenuuifolium – This clump forming perennial from Western Pakistan, Himalayas and India grows 6′ feet tall and 2′ feet wide. From erect, branched stems, which is usually shaded or stripped reddish purple, as are the leaf stalks,, which are 8-12″ long. It produces triangular leaf blades, to 20″ long, are 2 or 3 pinnate, the final segments elliptic and toothed. From mid summer to early autumn it bears tiny, star shaped white flowers in terminal umbels, to 8″ across.
Zones 4-7