LIGUSTICUM HUTERI SYN. LUCIDUM
Umbels of fragrant white flowers arise above compact basal clumps of very finely-divided, parsley-like foliage. This Spanish endemic plant's natural habitats are mainly a Mediterranean-type Garrigue shrubby vegetation and on rocky shores. It has now become a threatened plant species due to habitat loss. It will fare best in a well-drained dry spot but when fed and watered well, may grow much larger.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.