Ammi majus (Apiaceae)
An erect, branching annual easily established from seed. Native to North Africa and Eurasia, it has naturalized throughout much of the United States. The plant produces an abundance of large, rounded, five to six inch flower heads made up of small snow-white florets. Does not seem to be temperamental about soil conditions, but does require full sun. Looks very similar to Queen Anne's Lace and will produce blooms the first year.
Suggested Use: Cut flower gardens, roadsides, disturbed areas. Miscellaneous: Extensively used in the cut-flower industry. Requires a minimal amount of moisture once established.
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 2 ½ - 3 feet
Germination: 7 - 25 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 55°F - 65°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: May - August
Average Seeds Per Pound: 867,000
Seeds/Pkt: 1,525 - Covers 30 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 1,361 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 2 lbs. per acre