*NEW* Dara Colourful Cut Flower
Regular price $3.50 USD
'Dara' (Daucus carota) is an exceptionally beautiful cut flower, producing wide umbels of delicate, star-like blooms that dramatically transition between soft shades of white, champagne pink, and deep reddish/chocolatey purples. The foliage is frilly and lace-like with very tall, graceful stalks that can grow to be as much as 4’ in the right conditions.
The blooming season is long, producing from mid-summer through to the end of the season, especially if you keep cutting back. Cut stalks just as flowers are opening to prolong life in a vase.
Grow in a sunny spot where the soil drains well. The plant is drought tolerant and adaptable to poor soils, but I find that it produces larger, more substantial flowers when there is good nutrition and decent moisture.
This can be a very prolific self-seeder -- make sure to cut flower stems before they go to seed if you do not want lots of little seedlings next year.
Special Notes: Annual. Open-pollinated. Blooms in late summer. Grow in full sun and well-draining soil. Will tolerate drought once established.
Approximately 30 seeds per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Direct sow outdoors after last frost or sow in pots and transplant outdoors after last frost. I have not found seeds to require cold stratification, but you can try keeping the pot in the fridge or winter sowing if you have any trouble. Be patient as germination can take as long as two weeks.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.