(Apium graveolens) This short and stout, refined and reliable celery hails from France. We love this variety for its relative ease of growing and nutritious green stalks with gourmet flavor. It performed very well in our trials and our taste tests. These upright, tidy plants average 18 inches tall and have crisp, sweet flavor. Growing gorgeous celery can be easy when you choose an easier-to-grow variety like this and provide rich soil, even moisture and relatively mild weather.