Herb latin name: Sium helenianum
Edible parts of Sium helenianum:Stem - raw.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Wet marshy places.
Propagation of Sium helenianum:Seed - sow late winter to early spring in a cold frame. It can be slow to germinate. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring just before new growth begins. Use the side roots. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet marshy places.
Medicinal use of Sium helenianum:None known
Known hazards of Sium helenianum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.