Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace (Ammi visnaga) resembles lace and its flowers turn from green to white as it opens. Its lacy flower heads, excellent vase life, and clean coloration makes it a wonderful bouquet filler, and it is often used for wedding work. It is a member of the carrot family (Apiaceae) and its common names include Green Mist, Bullwort, Ammi, Laceflower, tooth-pick plant, and khella.
ORIGIN: Queen Anne's Lace originated in Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia. The name Ammi comes from the Greek term ammos meaning "sand," which refers to the plant's native habitat.
AVAILABILITY: Year-round, with main availability spring through summer
CARE & HANDLING: Using a sharp knife or scissors, cut stems at an angle and remove any foliage that could possibly sit below the vase's water line. Use clean, warm water and dissolve a packet of floral preservative in water. Both the warmth of the water and the contents of the "flower food" will encourage uptake and prevent water stress in Queen Anne's Lace.