A greener, fuller Ammi for cutting. 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 a feathery appearance. Also known as false Queen Anne's lace, lace flower, false bishop's weed, toothpickweed, and bishop's weed. Also available organic. • Attracts and supports beneficial insects such as lacewings, lady beetles, minute pirate bugs, syrphid flies, and parasitic wasps.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 12-16 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - In early spring after last frost (sow in the fall in the South). Sow seed thinly in rows, covering lightly. Make 2-3 successive sowings, 2 weeks apart for a continuous summer harvest. Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. When first true leaves appear, transplant into larger containers. Harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Tips: chill seed at 40-45°F(5-8°C) for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing in the greenhouse. Cooler temperatures of 58-62°F(14-17°C) are best for seedling establishment. Support may be needed if grown in windy areas.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 36-50" May need support if exposed to windy areas.
PLANT SPACING: 3-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
STEM LENGTH: 12 -50".
HARVEST: 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.
SOIL: Average, well-drained soil. Established plants will tolerate dry soils.
USES: Excellent cut flower. Backs of beds and borders.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
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. 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.
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.