Daucus carota 'Dara'

Daucus carota ‘Dara’

Wild carrot

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Daucus carota 'Dara'
  • Common name: Wild carrot
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Daucus carota ‘Dara’ has attractive umbelliferous flowers that are white before they  open, pink when open before turning burgundy as the flowerhead closes. They make fabulous cut flowers.

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After flowering, the flowerhead folds inward to develop a concave seedhead, resembling a birds’ nest. This remains throughout winter. Daucus carota ‘Dara’ self-seeds readily.

How to grow Daucus 'Dara'

  • Plant size

    80cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Daucus 'Dara' and wildlife

Daucus 'Dara' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It is a caterpilar food plant, has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Daucus 'Dara' poisonous?

Daucus 'Dara' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People