Discovered by chance at our trial grounds, this ornamental wild carrot is something really different for your borders. The airy blooms appear in lovely shades of pink and burgundy, with the occasional white flower found on traditional carrots. Daucus carota 'Dara' adds height and a soft, hazy feel to cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Try planting this hardy annual with tall ageratums or wildflowers for a timeless, easy to grow summer display. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16").
Direct sow Ornamental Carrot seed outdoors where they are to grow from August to September, or in Spring from February to April. Choose a weed free position in full sun on reliably moist, well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow carrot seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½in). Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings to 10cm (4in) apart.
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