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Moon Carrot
Moon Carrot
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Moon Carrot

Seseli gummiferum
The rare moon carrot always attracts attention. The stout stems hold silvery-blue feathery foliage and magnificent flower umbels of dusty pink to white tht attract bees and other pollinators.
SKU #S1958
$5.00
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
26
Lifecycle
Biennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
5,
6,
7,
8,
9
Mature Size
2-2.5' h x 1.5' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular to rich, well-drained
Season
Summer
Color
White to mauve pink flower umbels.
Features
Great for containers
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Beneficial Insects
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow to barely cover (about 1/16”).
Starting Indoors:
Sow indoors 8 weeks before planting out. Cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite and keep at 70F. If no germination after two weeks, refrigerate for 1 month, then bring back into warmth.
Starting Outdoors:
In fall to spring.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Moon carrot is a biennial to short-lived perennial, growing rosettes of foliage and a taproot the first year; the following summer, it pulls out the stops in a floral display unrivaled in the Apiaceae family. Native to the Mediterranean regions of Greece, Turkey, and Crimea, where it grows in alkaline soils. Allow some seed to drop after bloom to renew your plantings. At home in gravel and rock gardens plus garden borders in richer soil, its flowers pair well with purple coneflowers and grasses or serve as a focal point in large containers.
Final Spacing:
1-1.5'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularily the first year until established, then water during especially dry spells. Avoid saturated soils, especially in winter.
Soil pH:
Neutral to alkaline
Fertilizer:
Mix in about an inch or two of compost prior to planting if soil is poor.
Diseases & Pests:
No major pests or diseases.