Bishop's weed

Ammi visnaga 'Green Mist'

Bishop's weed - Ammi visnaga  'Green Mist'

Common Name: Bishop's weed
Genus: Ammi
Species: visnaga
Cultivar: 'Green Mist'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

    Mounds of finely cut filigree foliage clothe sturdy upright stems that are topped with big (up to 12cm across) flower clusters. Initially flattened and lime green these flowerheads gradually become dome-shaped and open to greenish-white flowers. Their colouring acts as a wonderful foil for intense shades of plum and purple and the flowers last well after being cut and added to the vase.

  • Garden care: 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 frosts have 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.

  • Sow: October-November or March-May

  • Flowering: June-September

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