Ammi majus is also known as Bishops Flower or Queen Anne’s Lace, Queen of Africa.
It begins blooming just as wild Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) finishes, Ammi majus has the same lacy, white flowers, but is bigger and bolder!
Many people miss out on this amazing plant by sowing and growing it at the wrong time. My Autumn sown plants tower at almost 7ft, sown early spring you will get up to 6ft. Perfect at the back of a border or planted en-masse, there is no quicker way to fill a garden. Just make sure you give them a good stake.
One of the best cut flowers for early summer, giving an abundance of stems (as must for weddings and florists). I’m looking forward to showing you how to make easy and impressive arrangements!
How to grow:
Easy to grow, start seeds early in Autumn or early Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support, Spring Showers can make flower heads heavy. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Ammi majus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: May/June – July
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut when almost all of the flowers on a stem are open. If harvested too early the young sappy stems have a tendency to wilt. You can feel them thicken and become more rigid as stems mature. Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.