Dara Ammi Seeds

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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. Attracts beneficial insects.
$3.89 $2.72 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: 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

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Attractive in My Garden
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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

IT IS NOT AGGRESSIVE OR INVASIVE! It's an ANNUAL!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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