Easy to grow, easy to love, with a sweet subtle scent. Lace Flowers bloom all summer, and are perfect for cutting to add to bouquets. This Chocolate Lace flower, Daucus carota Dara, is a gorgeous mix of burgundy hues, ranging from deep inky maroon to a muddy pink color, for a beautiful ombre effect.
For a knock out love letter, use your Chocolate Lace Flowers to make your own ink! Here's how: Collect and dry petals from about 5 flowers. Toss into a mortal and pestle, and grind to a powder. Add a tiny bit of boiling water, just enough to cover the powder and mix. Leave in a sunny spot in your house for 24 hours. Strain with a coffee filter or cheesecloth, and voila. Get a fine brush and write/paint away.
Planting conditions: Not too picky, tolerant of a variety of soil types, and happy in sun or partial shade.
Care: Once they are happy and established in your garden, they are drought-tolerant, but will bloom more with more water.
Blooms: All summer. Deadhead the blooms regularly (meaning cut the flowers for bouquets, or if the flowers die on the plant cut them off) to encourage more blooms.
Self-seeding annual: Lace Flowers are annuals, meaning they die over the winter, but they self-seed so they will naturally come back the following year in your garden.
Ships: In the Spring as a plant in a 2.75" diameter pot, with detailed instructions on how to plant and care for as well as how to use as a dye.
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