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Ammi majus

Ammi Majus (Bishop's flower) has lacy, white flowers, like a more delicate form of cow parsley. This one is one of our long-standing best sellers. More
500 seeds 020001 £1.95 Buy 2+ at £1.75 each In stock
5 seedlings 200276-5 £5.50 In stock
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Ammi Majus (Bishop's flower) has lacy, white flowers, like a more delicate form of cow parsley. This one is one of our long-standing best sellers.

Ammi Majus is the best white filler-foliage plant you can grow and spectacular arranged in a great cloud on its own. It forms larger, more prolific plants from an autumn sowing.

Please note: This may cause skin irritation in some cases so we recommend you wear gloves.

Genus Ammi majus
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Bishop's Flower, Bishop's weed
Border Position Back
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun , Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (3ft)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow undercover February-March in a seed tray, module or guttering. Direct sow March-May and/or August-September. Hardy annuals can withstand a touch of frost and can be sown/planted straight into the ground in the autumn and will keep through the winter without protection. In colder areas you may wish to cover seedlings or keep in a cold frame/ unheated greenhouse.
Care Tips It needs plenty of water. For best results sow plants direct in autumn. It overwinters well for flowers by late spring. May need staking.
Flowering June - August, 12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life Strip all the bottom leaves and some higher ones otherwise they will yellow before the flowers age. Cut stems to 30cm to cover an oasis globe hung from the ceiling. Cut short with sweet peas, nigella and poppies or use full length by itself in a stained glass vase.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Ammi, my forever favourite

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Reviewed 7th August 2014 by Eva Nemeth

Due to moving house (and garden), I could only sow these seeds at their current position at the end of April. They started to flower late June and they never stopped since. The plants are healthy and tall and just beautiful.