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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too. In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

Daucus carota

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Daucus carota Seeds

If you love lacy flowers you will adore this one. Daucus has long stems and feathery foliage topped by large white flowers. They add a delightfully airy touch planted in drifts in borders. Daucus is good for cutting too… add them to mixed bunches of flowers to create a lovely contemporary look.

Strictly speaking Daucus is a Biennial plant but you can treat it like a Hardy Annual so you can choose the flowering time. Sow in January or February indoors for flowers from May onwards and direct sow in April/May for flowers in summer and autumn. Sow in June/July/August/September (like a biennial) for flowers the following year.
You may know Daucus carota as the Wild Carrot or False Queen Anne’s Lace.
***Please note that this plant is not edible***

Genus Daucus carota
Variety
Plant Type Hardy Annual (Biennial can also be treated as Hardy Annual)

Height & Spread 90-120cm/3-4 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow Seeds Sow indoors January/February/March, grow on and plant out in May. Sow direct when the soil has warmed up in April/May and sow again in summer June-September for early flowers next year. Takes 14 weeks from seed to flower from a spring sowing.
Thin/Plant Out Plant out 30cm/1 foot apart after the last frosts when the soil has warmed up in May.
Conditions Required Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Daucus is a tall sturdy plant. Support to keep the stems straight may be required if your garden is exposed to windy conditions.
Flower Production Keep cutting the blooms and your plants will keep producing flowers all summer long.
Picking Pick when all the tiny flowers have opened and the flower head is quite flat.
Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds and stand flowers in a tall bucket of water for a good drink before arranging. Daucus flowers last about 1 week in a vase.
Planting Combinations Daucus grows well with other tall hardy annual fillers such as Ammi and Dill.
The flat flower heads combine well with the spires of Larkspur and Antirrhinum.
A lovely filler for flower arrangements and pairs well with most blooms.

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