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Seseli libanotis (Moon carrot)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Seseli libanotis

Other names

Moon carrot

Genus

Seseli Seseli

Species

S. libanotis - S. libanotis is a biennial or short-lived perennial with finely divided, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing umbels of tiny, white flowers in summer.


Seseli libanotis is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Toxicity

Contact with sap may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Historically used in herbal medicine, and used to create some modern medicines, prolonged use may lead to health problems. Avoid use during pregnancy & lactation, and whilst taking blood thi

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Seseli libanotis (Moon carrot) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Wildflower

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in sun but tolerates a wide range of conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Seseli libanotis

Other names

Moon carrot

Genus

Seseli Seseli

Species

S. libanotis - S. libanotis is a biennial or short-lived perennial with finely divided, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing umbels of tiny, white flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Upright

Toxicity

Contact with sap may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Historically used in herbal medicine, and used to create some modern medicines, prolonged use may lead to health problems. Avoid use during pregnancy & lactation, and whilst taking blood thi


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Seseli libanotis (Moon carrot) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Wildflower

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in sun but tolerates a wide range of conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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