Wild Carrot

£2.25£6.00 ex.VAT

Daucus carota

Common Name: Queen Anne’s Lace

Flowers June to September

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These flowers, at 80cm high, are delicate with a lacy quality. After flowering, the flower head folds inwards to develop a concave seed head, giving stunning structure in your autumnal garden.

The popular orange carrot we eat today was developed by the Dutch in the 17th century. It was first noted as being grown in the UK in Somerset in 1668. There are several stories as to why the wild version is named ‘Queen Anne’s lace’. Most revolve around King James I’s consort – the Queen Anne in question – who is said to have pricked her finger and stained some lace with a drop of blood. Wild carrot’s single red flower surrounded by frothy white blossom is quite evocative of this tale.

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