Seed To Bloom:
Sow in pots 4-6 weeks before last frost. Keep at 65F ,until germination then grow on cooler, 60F.
Sow in place in early spring and again mid-spring for all season bloom.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Queen Anne's lace 'Dara' is a captivating variety known for its large flowers atop long, wiry stems. Its large flower clusters, composed of groups of identical small florets, grow up to 8" across and are held aloft by an armature of curving stems or rays, visible if you peek underneath. Grow clouds of blossoms by planting in large drifts in summer borders, or grow in rows in cutting and veggie gardens, where numerous beneficial insects that assist in pollination and natural pest control are attracted to the flower umbels. May need support in windy sites. Self-sows.
1" per week, more during dry spells.
Tolerates most soil pH levels.
Mix in a couple of inches of compost into poorer soils, or a single application of organic fertilizer in spring.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when 3/4 of the florets are open.