Ammi majus. Also known as False Queen Anne’s Lace. This graceful annual produces an ephemeral cloud of lacy white flower heads above an upright column of ferny, dark green foliage. A. majus is one of the most attractive flowers to beneficial insects and pollinators. A continuous parade of bees and butterflies will visit the flowers. Uniform growth from a central stem and few branches make it easy to harvest for bouquets and arrangements. The 50cm (20″) tall plants look wonderful in large plantings and borders. Note that this plant is botanically different from true Queen Anne’s Lace, so there is no risk of cross-pollination with your carrot crop.
How to Grow Ammi
False Queen Anne’s Lace or Bishop’s Weed are common names for this attractive, naturalistic looking annual flower. Ammi grows stiffly upright stems topped by umbelliferous flowers that are attractive to pollinators and predatory insects. Flower heads can reach 15cm (6″) across, and are lovely in flower arrangements. Read below to find out how to Grow Ammi from seed.
Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. That’s the first to third week in February on the south coast of BC. Transplants can go out 3-4 weeks after last frost. 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.
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).
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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