Bishop's Flower

Bishop's Flower

SKU: FL1208
This open pollinated variety is the natural species version of False Queen Anne's Lace. The stiff, upright stems bear giant, 15cm (6") wide umbels of tiny white flowers, and these act as a magnet for beneficial insects. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to light shade

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More details about Bishop's Flower

Ammi majus. This open pollinated  variety is the natural species version of False Queen Anne's Lace. It looks good in almost any setting, adding a touch of naturalistic beauty. The stiff, upright stems bear giant, 15cm (6") wide umbels of tiny white flowers, and these act as a magnet for beneficial insects. Not only do the flowers attract and feed pollinators, but they also attract a host of predatory insects that will scour the garden looking for pests to eat. Lacewings, ladybirds, hover flies, and parasitoid wasps all take up residence where Bishop's Flower is planted, and they do a terrific job of minimizing damage from aphids and caterpillars. It's useful as a cut flower.

Annual.

Quick Facts:

    • Attracts beneficial insects
    • Nice cut flowers
    • Open pollinated seeds
    • Blooms mid- to late summer

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All About Bishop's Flower

Latin

Latin
Ammi majus
Family: Apiaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Exposure:

Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Timing
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplants can go out 3-4 weeks after last frost, or once the daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). Or direct sow outdoors in early spring when the soil is still cool and a light frost is still a possibility. Ammi can also be direct sown in late autumn. Seeds should germinate in 7-25 days.

Starting

Starting
Just cover the small seeds. If starting indoors, wrap planted seedling trays or pots in plastic and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Then grow in a bright, cool place at 12°-18°C (55°-65°F).

Growing

Growing
Thin or transplant seedlings to 30cm (12″) apart in richly fertile soil. Ammi prefers cool, moist soil. Water regularly until plants are established, and then only during hot, dry weather.

How to Grow Ammi

Step 1: Timing

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplants can go out 3-4 weeks after last frost, or once the daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). Or direct sow outdoors in early spring when the soil is still cool and a light frost is still a possibility. Ammi can also be direct sown in late autumn. Seeds should germinate in 7-25 days.

Step 2: Starting

Just cover the small seeds. If starting indoors, wrap planted seedling trays or pots in plastic and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Then grow in a bright, cool place at 12°-18°C (55°-65°F).

Step 3: Growing

Thin or transplant seedlings to 30cm (12″) apart in richly fertile soil. Ammi prefers cool, moist soil. Water regularly until plants are established, and then only during hot, dry weather.

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