Daucus carota

Queen Anne’s Lace

R60.00

A very productive and dramatic filler. Flowering in a range of sizes and colors, from blush to dark purple to almost black, Queen Anne’s lace provides a bouquet-worthy mix by itself. Also known as ornamental carrot, Queen Anne’s lace is easy to grow and flowers for a long time from a single sowing.

 

100 seeds per packet

8 in stock

    Flower type:Filler
    Life cycle:Hardy Annual
    Climate:Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost.
    Sowing guide:Refrigerate seeds @ 5-8 C for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing. Direct sow (recommended) in March to May / September to November. Alternatively sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks.
    Planting Season:Autumn / Spring / Summer
    Germination guide:12-16 days @ 18 C. Cover seed with thin layer of soil.
    Good Bee Food:Yes
    Flowering time:September (if sown in March to May) or 70 days after sowing from September.
    Pinch:Not necessary
    Position:Full Sun
    Final height:120 cm
    Spacing:30 cm

    Growing Tips:

    Provide plant support when growing in windy areas.


    Harvesting Tips:

    Harvest after 80% of the flowers on the umbel are open. Earlier harvesting will result in reduced water update and cause flowers to wilt. Expected vase life is 6-8 days.

    Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!