Don't mistake the wild poison hemlock with Queen Anne's Lace. We had a furious customer storm up one day and ask us if we grow Queen Anne's Lace. 'Yes we do'.
'Well you shouldn't! I was driving along and saw some on the side of the road so I stopped and cut some and got this horrible itchy rash that has been bothering me all week.'
At the time I didn't know about poison hemlock, so I was taken aback and made to feel like I was doing something very wrong. I told her I've never reacted that way to it. She said I shouldn't grow it for liability reasons. I said I would think about it. So mind your poisonous plants everyone and we'll mind the furious customers.I have heard asclepias plants and 'snow on the mountain' will produce a sap that can cause some serious skin irritations so we don't grow those even though I think they're lovely. Those green hairy balls? C'mon, what fun. And snow on the mountain, with some nice reds? Gorgeous.