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Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

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.
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100 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
carota
Common name
Wild Carrot
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and pick for the vase.