Smyrnium olusatrum Cretan Giant form

An exceptionally tall race of the species originally found on Crete, reaching at least 1.8m high in flower. 'Alexanders' were brought here from southern Europe by the Romans as an early season edible. Very early into growth, the splendid glossy green foliage is topped by umbels of pale greenish-yellow flowers in spring. A biennial so allow to self sow, where it will be easy in most soils.

Pot size: 9cm



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