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Cenolophium denudatum


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Cenolophium denudatum
Description

Cenolophium denudatum, or Baltic Parsley is a an upright herbaceous perennial which produces flattened sprays of tiny greeny-white flowers on long stems above mid green fern-like leaves from mid-summer through to autumn. The flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies and add a touch of class to any garden design. Cenolophium denudatum is a very adaptable plant, growing in most soil conditions, in full sun, partial shade and even full shade.  Similar in many ways to Queen Anne’s Lace, this attractive perennial reaches more than a metre (3ft) tall.

Tom Stuart-Smith used this plant to great effect in his Show Garden at the 2010 Chelsea Flower Show. He remarked after the show "When I am designing some planting, I often start with the idea of a natural archetype with which we are familiar, and then use plants which have some of the same sort of character as the "original”. At Chelsea, I used drifts of a beautiful umbellifer, Cenolophium denudatum, through the garden. I christened it "Belgravia cow parsley” because, although reminiscent of the familiar native of orchards and roadside verges, being of more refined habits it lasts in beauty for months and doesn’t take over the garden. It was still looking wonderful in my garden in mid-July”
 
Main Features
 
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour White Size (H xW) 90 x 60cm
Flowering Season Summer Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Green Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Neutral
Soil Type Rich but well drained AGM No
Position Full Sun Habit Clump Forming
 
Cultivation Notes
Cenolophium denudatum is a very adaptable plant, growing in most soil conditions, in full sun, partial shade and even full shade.
 
Uses: Cenolophium denudatum looks great planted amongst ornamental grasses, planted in more ‘wild’ effect gardens, or just to bring some class to the Herbaceous Border.  Another great plant to attract bees and butterflies into the garden and if content will naturalise moderately.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers