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 feathery appearance. Also known as false Queen Anne's lace, lace flower, false bishop's weed, toothpickweed, and bishop's weed.
• 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.
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.
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Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.