Elegant, large and flat, pure-white flower heads are carried on straight, strong stems. They are superb as a filler in fresh-cut or dried bouquets. Graceland blooms all summer, attracts beneficial insects, and will grow to 3½ -4½ ft. tall. Does not need staking when surrounded by other tall plants. Foliage is dark green and fern-like.
Growing and Harvest Information
Plant Type: Annual
Height: 90cm (36")
Sun: Full to Partial Shade
Sow: Indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost or directly into prepared beds after the last frost. Succession sow 2-3 times, 2-3 weeks apart for continuous blooms.
Transplant: Harden off and transplant around last frost
Days to Maturity: 90-110 days
Plant Spacing: 30cm (12")
Vase Life: 6-8 days
Potential Harvest Yield: 8-12 stems per plant
Harvest Tips:Harvest when 80 percent of the flowers on a stem are open. Flowers cut too early (50% open) do not take up water and tend to wilt. Theflowers should be a crisp no hint of pollen shed. Once pollen sheds,flowers decline rapidly. Some growers cut the initial center flower with only a 15-30 cm (6-12") stem length, allowing the secondary flowers to bloom on 50-60 cm (20-24") stems.
***Note Harvesting of Ammi majus requires the use of gloves and protective clothing. The sap of the cut stems may result in severe contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Serious cases may cause permanent scars.