Puriri Lane | Smyrnium olusatrum
Puriri Lane | Smyrnium olusatrum

Smyrnium olusatrum

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Smyrnium olustram also known as Alexanders, Horse Parsley and Black Lovage is actually an edible plant but we grow it for its fantastic flower heads and the fact that is noted for attracting wildlife and pollinators. Not fussy about soil at all it will cope in sandy soils as well as clay and can be grown in full sun or partial shade.  It is also great for coastal locations, but does like a moist soil so a layer of mulch will help to keep in some moisture. It is hardy so can cope with extremes of temperature.

This plant is a bienniel so spends its first year putting on leaf growth before flowering in its second year and setting seed.  It has attractive glossy leaves that are bluntly toothed in groups of three - trifoliate.  The stems are thick and succulent and resemble a rounded celery stalk. The flowers are arranged in umbels and flowering occurs from around about September through December.  The plant has a fragrant sweet almost spicy smell to it.  The plant does have medicinal properties as well as the fact it can be eaten and you can find plenty of information on the internet about this.  The plant was actually brought over to England by the Romans and it was used a lot in British cooking but has now been replaced by Celery.  The leaves of Smyrnium were also used as a fodder crop.

Height 1.5m x 1m Wide

Hardy | Will self sow

Plant size PB 2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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