Daucus carota – Wild carrot/Chocolate Lace flower


Daucus carota – Wild carrot/Chocolate Lace flower

The elegant umbellifer flowers range from a soft brownish pink to burgundy so that each flower is a slightly different shade giving it a beguiling painterly effect. They are borne on tall stems and if picked regularly it will flower for up to eight weeks. The flowers are followed by equally beautiful sculptural seedheads. This must have cut flower looks good with any colour, it is a great neutral bringing colours together and adding a wild, meadow feel to designs.

Plant type: biennial

Site: full sun

Height: 90-120cm

Plant Spacing: 30cm

Min. seeds per packet: 200

Growing tips: Daucus is really a biennial but I treat it is a hardy annual and find it grows best from a sowing in late Summer/early Autumn from fresh seed. It will need staking.

Harvesting/Arranging tips: Pick when the flowers are fully open but not dusty with pollen. Arrange with Roses and other meadow style flowers. Incredibly versatile colour and form.

Vase life: 7 days

Cost: £2.50

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