Monday, January 09, 2012

Moon Carrot

Moon Carrot

Seseli gummiferum

(SE-sel-ee) (gum-MIF-er-um)

It is always fun to have an unusual flower to post and Moon Carrot is a quirky, unusual and beautiful biennial. It is relatively easy to grow as long as a few specific conditions are met. The most important condition is having super winter drainage. Moon Carrot is surprising hardy and evergreen when located in a warm, dry area of the garden. A native of the eastern Mediterranean this plant can grow to 3 feet tall when blooming. The foliage is a great looking ferny/carrot type that is a beautiful blue green. The flowers appear pink in bud but actually open up to white.


DrillerAA09 said...

As always, beautiful flowers, beautifully captured. I love stopping by here.

Felicia @ No Deposit Poker said...

This is the first time I’ve seen this kind of flower. Moon carrot sure is an unusual name for a flower.