Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- In Grass
- Broad Tolerance
- June - September
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Wild Carrot
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- Sow thinly under cover or direct where it is to flower from autumn to spring. Seed dormancy is broken by a period of exposure to cold so best sown before the weather warms up. Thin seedlings to 30cm apart.
Like a compact form of ammi, this delicate umbel flowers solidly all summer and its seed heads are nearly as good as the lacey flowers.
More of us should grow this garden-worthy wild flower in our borders as well as plant as plugs into grass. It makes a good cut flower.
Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and pick for the vase.