Although Daucus Carota 'Dara' is technically classified as a biennial, you may manage it just like you would a hardy annual, giving you more control over when its flowers appear. Indoor planting should begin in January or February for flowers to begin appearing in May; outdoor planting should take place in April or May for flowers to appear in the summer and fall. Flowers will bloom the following year if you sow the seeds between June and September, just like you would with other biennial plants.
If you enjoy flowers with lacey details, you will absolutely adore this one. Long stems and feathery foliage are characteristic of the Daucus Dara plant, which is capped by huge flowers in burgundy and soft pink. When planted in drifts along borders, they give the appearance of softly floating clouds.
Daucus Dara also makes a wonderful cut flower, adding a laid back meadow vibe to arrangements
Seed Quantity 100 Seeds
Type Hardy Annual/Biennial
Genus Daucus Carota
Sow Seeds Spread the seeds out thinly on a bed that has been thoroughly prepared and then lightly cover them with soil. This should be done immediately where you want the plants to grow. Cloches can be used to protect seeds when they are sown early on, and the time it takes for seeds to germinate should be between 10 and 20 days. When the seedlings are mature enough to be handled, carefully thin them out to a distance of 10 centimetres apart, making sure to water them first so as not to disrupt any neighbouring roots.
Plant Out Direct sown
Height & Spread 90cm high x 40cm spread
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