Daucus carota – Queen Anne’s Lace

Wild Carrot
Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ay)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh)

Synonym:Daucus carota var. carota


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9° C (-40° F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Extra info: A tall, branching flower easily established from seed. It has an abundance of large, rounded, five to six inch flower heads that are made up of snow-white florets. Can grow in almost any soil type. Makes a great cut or dried flower. Attracts butterflies. Long Flowering season – Spring to Late Summer.

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