• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cenolophium denudatum

Baltic parsley

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names Baltic parsley

  • Family Apiaceae

  • Genus Cenolophium are deciduous perennials with finely divided, triangular leaves and domed, compound umbels of many small white flowers

  • Details C. denudatum is a fast-growing, semi-evergreen, clump-forming umbellifer, the stock thickened with the fibrous remains of previous stem growth. Growing 60-150cm tall, the sometimes purple flowering stems rise from abundant very finely-divided dark green leaves, and bear many flat umbels of greenish-white flowers in summer and autumn. Attractive to insects

  • Plant range Europe Asia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any moist, but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Can also be propagated by root cuttings in mid-winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildlife Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Prairie Planting

How to care

Pruning None required other than cutting back foliage at the end of the season

Pests Usually trouble free

Diseases Usually trouble free

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