Daucus carota (Wild Carrot) (False Queen Anne’s Lace)

Daucus carota, Wild Carrot or  False Queen Anne’s Lace #britishflowers

We have an epic amount of this beautiful filler, it’s got a sophisticated moodiness about it, looks outstanding with Apricot Blush colours and dark jewel purple. The stems are strong and sturdy and the umbels are like giant plates of flowers giving a lot of bang for your money!

Definitely on the love list this season!

It’s a biennial mind so you’ll need to sow now for next year

It will tolerate dry soil which is why I suspect we’ve had such success, it’s desert like in this part of the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire border!

Sow thinly in rows outside or indoors and I use modules (always) my garden is always full up with no space left unproductive.

Seed trays everywhere does however drive my poor husband insane 😬

Anyway, if sown undercover harden off next spring after the last frost!

THEY WILL NEED STAKING! Mine are 7ft monsters!

Staking Daucus carota, Wild Carrot or False Queen Anne's Lace
Staking Daucus carota, Wild Carrot or False Queen Anne’s Lace

Even then we didn’t stake well enough having never grown these before and unprepared for the size, the seedlings were so tiny!

They last a week as a cut flower, to condition sear the ends in boiling water.

Caring for your Cut Flowers

Daucus carota, Wild Carrot or False Queen Anne's Lace
Daucus carota, Wild Carrot or False Queen Anne’s Lace

Zoe x

Zoe Woodward, Swan Cottage Flowers
Zoe Woodward, Swan Cottage Flowers

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