Greener, fuller ammi is a cut flower that complements any color scheme. Long, sturdy stems and large, 3-5", dense flowers. 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.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.
Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.