Dara Ammi Seeds

4.8 out of 5 stars
(10 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
'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.
$4.29 30 seeds

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 ⅛"

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.

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Dara Ammi Seeds Reviews

10 reviews

Attractive in My Garden

4 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
The flowers of this eye-catching plant attract benefical insects to my garden. Watching colorful butterflies bolsters this gardens soul. Dara has only one drawback. It is aggressive and should be in an area where it can be contained. However, it is well worth the effort.
Marianne Hayes from AL


5 out of 5 stars Aug 27, 2018
These are so very attractive and are biennial; this means they produce flowers the 2nd summer after seeding. They are self-seeders and are annuals so they can't be aggressive and invasive. They are not the same as Bishop's Weed, either! Chosen by the wedding flower industry because they endure longer in vases than QAL.
Mary Eileen Gill from NY


5 out of 5 stars Jun 24, 2020
I started these seeds indoors in February. They are blooming. I rather hope they do reseed as I am loving them.
Jenny from TX

What a Beauty!

5 out of 5 stars Apr 29, 2021
This flower is biennial for my area. Planted last Spring and had slow but steady growth. Leaves remained intact and mostly green throughout the Winter. Once temps began to rise mid march, it TOOK OFF! I now have a group of plants, 3' + that are LOADED with buds. I can hardly wait ;) Truly hope it self seeds, but will collect seeds as well.
Belinda from NC

Beautiful Blooms

5 out of 5 stars Aug 3, 2021
I've always loved Queen Anne's Lace and when I saw these seeds I knew I had to try them. Saw my first bloom today and it's even prettier than anticipated. I will definitely purchase more seed to plant in other garden areas. Botanical Interests has fantastic seeds; I've not been disappointed yet.
Sonja from KS


5 out of 5 stars Nov 17, 2021
These were so unexpectedly more beautiful than I thought they would be. Really pretty color and such a unique flower, will absolutely plant again!
Lauren from NY

Perfect for Butterfly garden

5 out of 5 stars Nov 20, 2021
This was the first year in my garden and was also the first year I have had any swallowtail caterpillars. Will plant more next year.
Sara from TN

Great anticipation

4 out of 5 stars Dec 17, 2021
I winter sowed these seeds, then transplanted yo a large terra cotta pot on my patio. They were strong, healthy plants with lots of blossom buds...until a woodchuck devoured the foliage and buds. Ugh. As a wild carrot relative the Dara was on its menu. Next year these seed transplants will be grown in a critter proof garden.
Kathleen from PA


5 out of 5 stars May 10, 2022
I planted these as a cut flower a couple years ago. Stunning filler with Black Eyed Susan, Indian Summer, among others....it is a big time re-seeder. Almost silly! Good thing I love them so much. If you don't want it to reseed, just make sure you cut the heads before they dry.
Julie from CO


5 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2022
Biennial in my area. I thought I had killed it but was so delighted when it came back this year! Loves my hot sunny backyard. I do water regularly and I have lots of blooms. Thanks!
Caroline from WA

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