Seseli gummiferum

Moon Carrot

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (264480)

Plant details

A superb, bizarre plant producing a short, thick, branching stem with lovely silvery, bluish-green leaves. The flowers are usually white but may well have a pink tinge. It comes from the Mediterranean, especially Greece and Turkey, which means it needs wall-to-wall sun and excellent drainage. Though it can withstand the cold, it hates having its roots locked in sopping wet soil all winter, which is why it is traditionally grown in rock gardens or on stony banks.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Seseli

Species: gummiferum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 90cm

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