Wild Carrot Red
This large flowered burgundy red colored wild carrot is also know as Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace or Chocolate Lace Flower. Perfect to stop arrangements from being ‘too polite. Umbellifers bloom in varying shades giving endless floral combinations as well as garden a brilliant backdrop!
Autumn sown plants can tower at almost 7 feet tall but you can still get up to 6ft from an early Spring sowing, Wild Carrot looks gorgeous planted en-masse.
How to grow:
Easy to grow, start seeds early in Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support for nice straight stems and deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Daucus dara
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds: 150 approx
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut when almost all of the flowers on a stem are open. If harvested too early the young sappy stems have a tendency to wilt. You can feel them thicken and become more rigid as stems mature. Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.