Ammi & Flowering Daucus - Key Growing Information
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.
SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Ammi spp., Daucus spp.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Queen Anne's lace, false queen Anne's lace, ornamental carrot, wild carrot, lace flower, false bishop's weed, large bullwort, bishop's weed, toothpickweed