Selinum wallichianum flowerheads

Selinum wallichianum

Wallich milk parsley

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Selinum wallichianum
  • Common name: Wallich milk parsley
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Commonly known as Wallich milk parsley, Selinum wallichianum is a native of the Himalayas where it grows on the open, sunny slopes found there.

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In the UK it makes a fabulous border perennial bearing broad umbels of white flowers, held above delicate, fern-like foliage, from July and into autumn. As the flowers fade, they transform into beautiful seedheads that further extend the interest. A reliable and long-lived hardy perennial.

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For best results, grow Selinum wallichianum in full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Don’t be alarmed if the new foliage takes a while to emerge in spring it usually appears in late spring. Selinum wallichianum has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Selinum wallichianum

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Selinum wallichianum and wildlife

Selinum wallichianum is known for attracting beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Selinum wallichianum poisonous?

Selinum wallichianum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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