A fabulous flower for mixed bouquets, the large, rounded umbels of 'Green Mist' start out a bold green, turning to white as the tiny flowers open. Also known as bishop's flower or false Queen Anne's lace, this practically care-free annual is an easy-to-manage addition to any garden, as it is fairly drought tolerant once established. Rich in nectar, it attracts beneficial insects. Take care when cutting, as the sap may irritate sensitive skin; wear gloves when harvesting or wash well after.
• Botanical Name: Ammi visnaga
• Family: Apiaceae
• Native: Africa, Asia, and Europe
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 36"–50" tall and 18" wide
• Variety Information: 3"–5" mounded umbels of tiny flowers. Before individual flowers open, the buds give the umbels a green appearance, and once fully open, the flowers are white.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Beneficial Insects, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Successive Sowings: Every 2 to 3 weeks for continuous bloom.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots and transplant before the taproot becomes crowded.
• Days to Emerge: 7–21 days
• Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–18"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–18"
• Harvesting: For longest vase-life, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that are 80% open. After harvesting, blooms may last up to 10 days. If drying flowers, hang upside down in a dark space to preserve shape and color.