Daucus dara (Wild Carrot Red)

£ 2.80

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Description

Wild Carrot Red

Daucus dara

This large flowered chocolate colored Queen Anne’s Lace is perfect to stop arrangements from being ‘too polite. Umbellifers in varying shades give floral artists an edge and gardeners a brilliant backdrop! It goes with everything… I love it!!

Dacus dara s 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!

Details:
Variety: Daucus dara
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds:  150 approx

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.

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