Wild Carrot is also known as Queen Anne’s Lace. If you look at the flower in full bloom there is a red dot in the centre…
According to legend, this single dark flower represents a drop of blood shed by Queen Anne herself when she pricked her finger on a needle.
Towering at over 6ft tall it looks great planted en-masse, Very tolerant of poor soil conditions.
Grows best from an early Autumn or very early Spring sowing.
I use every stem of this brilliant filler flower!
We’ve supersized out packets with a generous 1/4 teaspoon of this tiny seed in every pack!
Variety: Daucus carota
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: May/June – July
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut when almost all of the flowers on a stem are open. If harvested much earlier, the stems have a tendency to wilt.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.