PlantsCarrots→Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Atomic Red')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 ft. or more
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Erosion control
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: taproot is edible
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company
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Location: Vista, CADate: 2016-03-19
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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Feb 25, 2019 12:44 PM

Not one of my favorites. No uniformity at all. Grows ok but germination was not as good as the others.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 23, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 2, 2016 Seeds sown
antsinmypants On May 4, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 25, 2021 Seeds sown
Outdoors in raised bed.
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