Meum athamanticum Jacq.
Meum athamanticum is a perennial.
Meum athamanticum was described by FranÃ§ois Alexandre Pierre de Garsault. The name is considered as validly published.
The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.
Meum athamanticum is deciduous. The green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are linear.
Flowers and Fruits
Meum athamanticum produces compound umbels of white five-stellate flowers from May to August.
The perennials produce achenes.
Meum athamanticum is native to to the mountain regions of Europe with the exception of North Europe and eastern Central Europe.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should have a pH between 4 and 6. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
The ornamental value of Meum athamanticum lies especially in its fragrance. The recommended planting distance is 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Cut back in autumn. Cut back after flowering to prevent self-seeding.
Propagate by sowing.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.