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Toothpick Chervil

Ammi

Once crafted into aromatic pleasant-tasting toothpicks, and reputed to cure kidney stones since ancient Egyptian times, this graceful easy-care Carrot relation hails from Europe, Asia and North Africa. An upright, ultrafine light green mass defined by round furrowed stems plus slender bipinnate linear leaves cushions the marvelous long-lasting display of domed, many-petaled greenish white umbels that make designers, floral artists, honeybees and butterflies swoon. Grown as either a self-sowing biennial or somewhat short-lived perennial, Ammi visnaga can be teamed with white-flowering perennials like Liatris spicata ‘Alba’ and Eryngium yuccifolium for a luminous medley in sunny mixed borders, well-drained cottage gardens or Mediterranean plantings.

Blooms July–September

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 16" – 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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