Lacy white flowers glowing in a twilit meadow--that's what I think of when I think of wild carrot or Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota
). Don't let familiarity breed contempt for this lovely plant. A sturdy biennial that is happy even in poor, heavy, and dry soils, Queen Anne's lace grows to 3 feet tall and blooms the second year after planting. The seeds will fall to the ground (or can be strategically replanted by you) to renew the cycle. Queen Anne's lace makes a wonderful addition to bouquets. Its flowers provide a banquet for beneficial insects, while the foliage is enjoyed by larvae of various swallowtail butterfly species. Fantastic combined with wild blue chicory. Plant in spring through fall for bloom the following year. Enjoys a sunny location.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 2 g (about 2000 seeds)