All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Daucus carota (Wild Carrot)


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Colour: White

Our wild carrot. White umbel shaped flowers of white, or very pale pink, from June to September. 

Wild carrot has a host of common names, including bird's nest, bishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace. 

The root is edible while young, but becomes woody with age. The leaves and flowers can also be eaten, except in large quantities and the flowers are sometimes battered and fried.

Height: 30-60cm

Myth and Legend

The age-old belief, that carrots will help improve eyesight, was used as propaganda during the Second Wold War. It was claimed that RAF pilots were being given extra carrots so they would have an advantage over their German counterparts. In reality, it was the invention of radar that enabled them to see the enemy coming, not carrots!

In dreams carrots signify strength and profit for those pursuing an inheritance 

Common name(s): Wild carrot.


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.