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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

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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
Size
100 seeds
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.