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!
Towering at over 6ft tall it looks great planted en-masse. I love mixing it with Wild Carrot for added texture!
One of the best cut flowers for early summer, we use every single stem in our buckets and bouquets…
I find it grows best from an early Autumn or very early Spring sowing.
We’ve supersized out packets with a generous 1/4 teaspoon of this tiny seed in every pack!
Variety: Ammi majus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: May/June – July
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut when almost all of the flowers on a stem are open. If harvested much earlier, the stems have a tendency to wilt.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.