Type: Biennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 75 cm
Flowering Time: June to September
Site and soil type: Well drained soil in sun
When to sow: Late summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or into modules or pots. The seeds need a period of cold before they will germinate.
Packet contents: Approximately 100 seeds / 0.2g

Wild Carrot has lacy leaves and the flowers are clustered in umbels. The buds often begin pink but open to white flowers often with one deep red flower in the middle.

It is also known as Queen Anne’s Lace and is a very good source of both nectar and pollen for insects.

When the flowers have finished the flower head bracts turn inwards to form a basket shape and the seeds that it contains are not unlike little hairy creatures.

Wild Carrot attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees
  • Hoverflies
  • Beetles
  • Sussex Emerald Moth πŸ› and Ground Lackey moth πŸ›

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.