Wild Carrot ‘Daucus carota’

From £1.50

Biennial with white umbelliferous flowers with a pink tinge. Good for drying. Looks good growing with scabious.

Daucus carota, whose common names include wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s lace.

They may be pink in bud and may have a reddish or purple flower in the centre of the umbel.  The function of the tiny red flower, coloured by anthocyanin, is to attract insects.

Like the cultivated carrot, the D. carota root is edible while young, but it quickly becomes too woody to consume. The flowers are sometimes battered and fried. An orange dye can be made out of the root.


Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers a sunny spot and well-drained soil.


An array of pollinating insects.

Flowering season

June onwards

Flowering colour


Eventual height


Species Type



Seed packet, 20g seeds, 100g seeds, 1 x plug, 1 x 9cm pot