Chocolate Lace Flower ‘Dara’

Daucus carota

Features

  • Easy to grow
  • Foliage & Filler
  • Medium producer

Description

This large-flowered, burgundy-chocolate-colored Queen Anne’s lace has been an absolute hit from day one. It looks great en masse, pairs well with almost anything, and blooms for most of the summer from just one planting. The lacy umbels come in a range of sizes and shades, adding a dramatic, airy quality to finished arrangements.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 36 to 48 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100 to 110 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when flowers have fully opened and lie flat; otherwise stems tend to wilt. Expect a vase life of 6 to 8 days.

Details

Description

This large-flowered, burgundy-chocolate-colored Queen Anne’s lace has been an absolute hit from day one. It looks great en masse, pairs well with almost anything, and blooms for most of the summer from just one planting. The lacy umbels come in a range of sizes and shades, adding a dramatic, airy quality to finished arrangements.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 36 to 48 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100 to 110 days
Plant spacing: 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 6 to 8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when flowers have fully opened and lie flat; otherwise stems tend to wilt. Expect a vase life of 6 to 8 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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