Daucus carota 'Dara' (National Trust)Wild Carrot, Ornamental Carrot

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.


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These packets are produced in association with the National Trust

Blooms in shades of mauve pink and white

A magnet for bees and other pollinators

Long vase life popular with flower arrangers


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Height Up to 80cm (31in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Hardy Annual

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Through sales generated from the National Trust seeds, a minimum of £7,500 will be given to the National Trust to help look after nature, beauty and history for everyone, forever.

vCreate a relaxed, hazy look in your borders with this airy ornamental carrot, Daucus carota 'Dara’. Blooming in a mixture of shades ranging from burgundy to pink and white, the delicate umbels of these elegant plants create a beautiful frothy effect in a mixed planting scheme as well as attracting bees and other pollinators. Upright stems sway in the breeze which creates a gentle movement, even the soft ferny foliage is a great feature. Try combining them with mixed flowering perennials or wildflowers for a classic, natural-looking style. Grow plenty so you can spare a few to snip and display in a vase, their graceful charm makes for a gorgeous country-style bouquet. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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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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Water regularly particularly during dry periods until Ornamental Carrot plants are well established. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes


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