Approximately 150 Seeds
Mounds of finely cut foliage sit on sturdy, upright stems that are topped with large (up to 12cm across) flowers. Initially flattened and lime green, these flowerheads gradually become dome-shaped, opening to greenish-white flowers. Their colouring acts as a wonderful foliage for intense shades of plum and purple and the flowers last well after being cut and added to the vase.
SITE: full sun, part shade
FLOWERING MONTHS: June to September
SOW OUTDOORS: March to June
SOW INDOORS: February to March / August to September
CARE TIPS: Ammi needs plenty of water. For best results sow direct in autumn. It overwinters well for flowers by late spring.
Fill trays with good quality compost and lightly cover the seeds. Water, and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Pot on when they have put on their first true leaves and then harden off before planting out after the risk of frost has passed. Alternatively sow direct in late spring or early summer and thin out to 20-30cm as they grow. Seeds sown in autumn and overwintered in a cold frame, will produce bigger plants which will flower earlier in the year, than those sown in spring.