Visnaga, Ammi Laceflower, Bishopweed.
Long grown in India for its powerful action against kidney stones, asthma, and heart problems,
and in Spain to fight tooth decay, the seeds are tinctured for medicinal use, and also eaten as a medicinal spice in Indian food.Visnaga is now widely grown for its beneficial insect-attracting flowers, which are large umbels of small, nectar-rich flowers, perfect for butterflies to land on and find nectar.
Lacy leaves don't get in the way of other crops, so it's easy to set transplants among crops bothering by chewing insects.
Late bloomer. Mix with alyssum and fennel for all season protection.
BOTANICAL NAME:Ammi visnaga
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS :
Plant outdoors in pots after heavy frost is past (or fall in the South). Seeds need a period of cool soil temperatures before sprouting. For best results, soak seed for an hour, or rinse well in a sieve. Level and tamp soil, then press seed onto the surface and keep damp till sprouted-light helps germination. Will sprout over a long period, starting in about 2 weeks. Plant out into full sun and average, well-drained soil.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 5-9/Height 3'/Spacing 10"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly