Common Name: Carrot
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Time to plant seeds: March to July
This is the wild form of the cultivated carrot, and as such, is more suitable for a wildlife garden than for producing edible roots, as there are many cultivars specifically bred for this purpose. It is attractive to butterflies and its flowers, while not flamboyant, have a delicate, lacy quality. It does have a tendency to seed around and so is not really suitable for the average border. The plant is biennial, flowering in its second year and then dying.
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