Daucus carota

Wild Carrot - Daucus carota

Our Ref No : 1428 £3.50 Stock : 9 Availability: In Stock
9cm
Ever since appearing at Chelsea in 2011 this hardy annual wild flower has become very popular. With umbels of white and purple and almost fern like foliage it adds a real wispy and wild feel to any garden. Height 90cm. Full sun. Great for wildlife.
Genus: Daucus
Species: carota
Plant type: vegetable herbs
Life cycle: biennial, annual.
Hardiness: Half hardy: the plant will tolerate temperatures down to 0C or 32F.
Leaf colour when growing: deep green
Leaf shape: fern
Leaf margin: lobed
Leaf arrangement: alternate pinnate
Approx leaf length (cm): 20
Can be grown from: seeds
Soil conditions: Medium organic soil type. Moderate depth. well drained. Low salinity. moderately fertile.
Water needs: Moist conditions
Light requirements: Full sun with some shade
Cultivation methods: Harvesting may start in Early autumn. Harvesting may end in Mid autumn. Fairly easy to grow.
Pests, diseases or disorders: Greenfly and carrot fly.
Natural habitat: Cultivated and waste land, amongst grass, especially by the sea and on chalk.
Interest and use: wildflower/meadow, dried arrangements, vegetable, food, culinary Attracts butterflies
Min height (m): 0.3
Max height (m): 1
Min spread (m): 0.2
Max spread (m): 0.3
Min pH: 5.0 Acid
Max pH: 8.0 Slightly alkaline
Flower type: terminal umbel
Flower colour: white, middle flower usually purple or red.
Size of inflorescence: Small (less than 1 cm)
Fragrance: quite rich
Spring colour: bight green
Summer colour: bright green
Fruit type: soft vegetable, carrot
Size of fruit: Small (less than 1 cm)
Min growing temp (C): 3
Max growing temp (C): 30
Min optimum temp (C): 15
Plant gender: Hermaphrodite
Growth habit: upright, hairy
Climatic zone: 8
Origin: Britain
Planting time start: Early spring
Blooming time start: Early summer
Blooming time end: Late summer