Plant Profile - Leaf Celery: The Very Useful Plant With Many Names
Leaf Celery (A. graveolens variety secalinum) - Also called French Celery or Chinese Celery, is grown for its pretty, fragrant leaves. It is a biennial that's grown as a long-season annual. This herb was used centuries ago in Europe and the Orient, where its ancestor was known as "smallage". It has thin, rounded stalks that grow up to a foot high. They have a strong flavor and usually become stringy as they age
Germination & Growing Tips: Plant 1/8” deep in early spring. Leave 4-5” between plants. Do not let the soil dry out between watering. Great plant to grow in a pot.
Curly, aromatic leaves are used to season soups and stews, or as a refreshing garnish. No blanching required. The leaves are best eaten while tender. It has thin, rounded stalks that grow up to a foot high.
Leaf celery's scientific name is Apium graveolens var secalinum - this tells us that it is a variety of regular celery (Apium graveolens). Leaf celery is also called cutting celery, parcel, smallage, Zwolsche Krul, and German celery - maybe it has other names as well. Many names indeed!