Ammi are annual summer flowering plants commonly known as False Queen Anne’s Lace, Greater Ammi, Lace Flower, Toothpick plant, Toothpickweed, Bishop’s Weed, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bisnaga or Khella. Leaves are fern like and the lace like flowers are white or cream colored depending on the species. Grows anywhere from 3-6 ft. in height (91-182cm) in average, moist, well drained soil in full sun with a width of 1-2 ft. (30-60cm). Ammi produces a milky sap that can cause skin irritation in some people. It’s advised to wear gloves when working with the plant or cutting its flowers. Support may be needed in windy areas. Self seeds.
USES: Filler in flower arrangements, Cut flower, Attracts beneficial insects, Bee and butterfly gardens, Beds, Borders, Landscaping, Wildflower gardens
TOLERATES: Dry soil
Botanical Name: Ammi visnaga ‘Green Mist’
Common Name: Toothpick Plant, False Queen Anne’s Lace
Flower Color: Pale green (usually when immature) to white up to 6 in. in diameter (15cm). Heavier and more solid blooms than A. majus with a soft, feathery green foliage.
Flowering Time: July to September
Plant Height: 24 to 48 in. (61 to 122 cm)
Plant Width: 48 in. (122 cm)
Plant Spacing: 12 in. (30 cm)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Average
Soil Requirements: Average / Well drained
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Benefits from cold stratification for 1-2 weeks. Roots generally do not like being disturbed but you can successfully transplant if you are careful.
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