Queen Anne's Lace
- Scientific name: Daucus
- Family: Apiaceace
Queen Anne’s Lace is the ultimate romantic wildflower. It’s white, lacy, and dainty.
Meaning of Queen Anne's LaceThe flat-topped flowers of the plant carry a variety of meanings, including sanctuary, protection, peace, and skill at difficult tasks. It’s linked to multiple women who were named Queen Anne, but most of the stories include delicate lace that resembles the patterned flower heads.
The Story of Queen Anne
The story linking both women named Queen Anne to the flower involves the appreciation of finely made lace. Queen Anne of Denmark was considered a skilled lace-maker herself.
The story goes that she pricked her finger while tatting the finest lace she ever made. This is because of the dark spot in the center of each lighter-colored flower.
Queen Anne was considered an admirer of lace, and she was rumored to have remarked that no one could make lace as fine as the flower cluster.
Symbolism of Queen Anne's LaceThe Dara variety of it symbolizes sanctuary. Flower is also called as Bishop's Flower - Bishop's Lace and it symbolize;
Unfortunately, the Queen Anne' Lace flower has also earned itself the negative connotation of the devil’s plague. This negative meaning comes from a terrible superstition. According to this, it is said that a person who brings the wild carrot flowers to someone’s home brings death to his or her mother.
Color Meaning of Queen Anne's Lace
- Pink; Joyfulness, playfulness, youth, fun, celebration, platonic love, sweetness.
- White; Cleanliness, freshness, new beginnings, healing, innocence, purity.
Grow and Care
- Planting; Daucus likes sunny spot. If you manage to plant it in the fall to overwinter, your stems will be massive and gorgeous, but early spring will work just fine.
- Watering; They like well watering.
- Fertilization; They are heavy feeders.
- Pruning; trim them early in the morning and trim very low at the base.