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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. Celery 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



Type of Plant

Vegetables Vegetables


Spring Spring


Max height Max Height: 2.5'
Max spread Max Spread: 1.5'


  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Sun Part Sun


    Native Range



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

    Other Details

    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Lower Garden Upper Garden

  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b

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