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Visnaga daucoides (Toothpick bishop's weed)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Visnaga daucoides

Other names

Toothpick bishop's weed, Toothpick chervil, Toothpick plant, Khella, Ammi dilatatum, Apium visnaga, Carum visnaga, False Queen Anne's lace, Toothpick weed, Bishop's weed, Ammi visnaga, Daucus visnaga, Spanish carrot, Picktooth, Spanish picktooth

Genus

Visnaga Visnaga

Species

V. daucoides - V. daucoides is an narrowly upright annual or biennial with fern-like, pinnate, mid-green leaves and erect, leafy stems bearing flattened to slightly rounded, branched umbels of creamy-white, lace-like flowers from midsummer into autumn.


Visnaga daucoides is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Contact with sap may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Though used in herbal medicine and to create some modern medicines, prolonged use may lead to health problems. Avoid use during pregnancy & lactation, and whilst taking blood thinners.

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Visnaga daucoides (Toothpick bishop's weed) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow any moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline, fertile soil in sun. May need support. Not fully harder in colder areas of the UK.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Visnaga daucoides

Other names

Toothpick bishop's weed, Toothpick chervil, Toothpick plant, Khella, Ammi dilatatum, Apium visnaga, Carum visnaga, False Queen Anne's lace, Toothpick weed, Bishop's weed, Ammi visnaga, Daucus visnaga, Spanish carrot, Picktooth, Spanish picktooth

Genus

Visnaga Visnaga

Species

V. daucoides - V. daucoides is an narrowly upright annual or biennial with fern-like, pinnate, mid-green leaves and erect, leafy stems bearing flattened to slightly rounded, branched umbels of creamy-white, lace-like flowers from midsummer into autumn.

Native to

Asia, Europe, Northern Africa

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

Contact with sap may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction. Though used in herbal medicine and to create some modern medicines, prolonged use may lead to health problems. Avoid use during pregnancy & lactation, and whilst taking blood thinners.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Visnaga daucoides (Toothpick bishop's weed) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow any moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline, fertile soil in sun. May need support. Not fully harder in colder areas of the UK.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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