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Daucus carota


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This is the wild form of the cultivated carrot, and as such, is more suitable for a wildlife garden than for producing edible roots, as there are many cultivars specifically bred for this purpose. It is attractive to butterflies and its flowers, while not flamboyant, have a delicate, lacy quality. It does have a tendency to seed around and so is not really suitable for the average border. The plant is biennial, flowering in its second year and then dying.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Daucus

Species: carota

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 8cm

Time to plant seeds: March to July

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