This greener, fuller ammi complements any color scheme. Stems are long and sturdy with dense flower heads 3-5" across. Foliage is full with blue-green, finely- dissected leaves and has feathery appearance. Also known as lace flower, false bishop's weed, toothpickweed, and bishop's weed. Select 1758G (Organic) or 1758 (Nonorganic) seeds. • Attracts and supports beneficial insects such as lacewings, lady beetles, minute pirate bugs, syrphid flies, and parasitic wasps.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: Direct Seed: 12-16 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C). Transplant: 7-14 days at 68-86°F (20-30°C) alternating day and night temperatures.
SOWING: Make 2-3 successive sowings 2 weeks apart for a continuous summer harvest. Support may be needed if grown in windy areas. Direct seed (recommended): Sow seed thinly in rows, covering lightly, in early spring after the last heavy frost. In the South, sow in the fall. Transplant: Chill seed at 40-45°F (5-8°C) for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing. Sow 4-5 weeks before planting out. Grow at 58-62°F (4-17°C) to establish seedlings. When first true leaves appear, transplant into larger containers. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil. Will tolerate dry soil.
PLANT SPACING: 9-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST:Fresh: When approximately 80% of flowers in the umbel are open and there is no hint of pollen shed. Harvesting before 80% of flowers are open tends to reduce the uptake of water and cause the flowers to wilt. Dried: When the flowers are fully open and with no hint of pollen shed.
USES: Excellent cut flower. Backs of beds and borders.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
85 - 95 Days
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.