A must for cut-flower mixed bouquets.Free-flowering plants bear a multitude of lacy flower heads 5–6" across. Flowers can be dyed in an assortment of colors. Also known as false Queen Anne’s lace, lace flower, false bishop’s weed, large bullwort, and bishop’s weed.
• Attracts and supports beneficial insects such as lacewings, lady beetles, minute pirate bugs, syrphid flies, and parasitic wasps.
Ht. 36-50". Avg. 44,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.Caution:The milky sap of this plant may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Exercise caution when harvesting. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.
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.
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