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!
Autumn sown plants can tower at almost 7 feet tall but you can still get up to 6ft from an early Spring sowing, They look gorgeous planted en-masse.
One of the best cut flowers for early summer, we use every single stem in our buckets and bouquets…
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
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.