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'Dara' adds a soft, airy, elegance to the garden and fresh or dried flower arrangements. It is also called ornamental carrot or false Queen Anne's lace. 'Dara' is a low-maintenance annual, and not at all aggressive like true Queen Anne's lace. Fairly drought tolerant once established, but flowers best with regular moisture.

Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Family: Apiaceae
Native: Africa, Asia, and Europe
Hardiness: Annual
Plant Dimensions: 36″–50″ tall, 18″ wide
Variety Information: 3″–5″ lacy, unscented umbels in shades of blush pink to maroon
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Beneficial Insects, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Successive Sowings: Every 2 to 3 weeks for continuous bloom.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots and transplant before the taproot becomes crowded.
Days to Emerge: 7–21 days
Seed Depth: Surface to ?”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–18″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″–18″

Special Instructions: May need staking in exposed, windy areas. Deadheading (removing spent blooms and their stalks) prolongs flowering and prevents reseeding.

Harvesting: For longest vase-life, harvest flowers when they are fully opened and lay flat.

30 seeds.