Daucus carota is the wild form of the cultivated carrot, which flowers from midsummer to autumn and attracts a wide range of insects including bees, beetles and hoverflies. Flowers have a delicate, lacy quality, making them a good choice for informal borders and wildflower schemes.
After flowering, the flowerhead folds inward to develop a concave seedhead, resembling a birds' nest. This remains throughout winter. Daucus carota self-seeds readily.
Plant type: Biennial
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to November
Flowering period: June to September
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