AMMI Umbelliferae A. species
HABITAT: Native to Northeast Africa and Eurasia or southern Europe. Naturalized in North America.
USES: Borders and cut flowers.
HABIT: Plants 3 to 4 feet tall with flower umbels 4 to 6 inches across. Flower heads composed of small white flowers.
SEED GERMINATION AND CULTURE: Sow in late winter, 6-8 weeks before setting out in spring. Sow in Park's Grow Mix covering seed lightly or Park Starts and germinate in a cool location, about 55°F night temperature. After all danger of frost has passed, set out transplants in a sunny to just lightly shaded area 12 inches apart. Ammi prefers a fertile, reasonably moist soil.
SPECIES: A. majus (Bishop's Weed/Flower, White Lace Flower). Leaves with sharply serrated margins. Widely grown as a cut flower. Northeast Africa and Eurasia.
A. visnaga (Bisnaga). Leaves finely divided into linear, thread-like segments. Southern Europe.