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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Celery is a familiar component of Bloody Marys, salads, and soups. It is grown primarily for its crisp stalks which add a mild flavor to food. It is a cool season vegetable and does not like the hot summers of the southern part of the country.

    Latin Name

    Apium graveolens var. dulce


    Family

    Apiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Vegetable
    Perennials

    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe


    History

    Brother Lung of the Moravian settlement at Bethabara, North Carolina was growing celery in the Upland Garden in 1759.


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