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
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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 Spread 50cm (20in), thin to 30cm (12in) or 45cm (18in) if autumn sown
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 7-10 days. 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.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Direct sowing seeds

Learn how to get great results when direct sowing hardy annual seeds.

Sowing flowers in late summer

 Sarah shows how to sow flowers in late summer for more beautiful plants next spring.

How to create a hanging ammi globe

This lovely ammi globe is easy to make than you might think, and looks lovely decorating your home, wedding or party venue.

Delivery

Hardy Annual Seedlings Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Spring Seedlings Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Seeds and Hardware Delivery - Normally despatched within 2-3 working days.

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Reviewed 18th November 2014 by Diane Wisdom

I'd never come across this flower before, so growing it from seed was a first for me, but I loved it - so dainty and pretty. Very easy to raise from seed. It had a slight tendency to be spindly and (in my sandy soil) fall over, but I've taken Sarah's tip to sow now (late autumn)for sturdier plants next year, and will plant out where it will grow up between, and be supported by, stronger growers. My new 'must have' flower!

Lovely show

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Reviewed 18th November 2014 by patricia mandeville

This looked magnificent - wish it was perennial!

Great performance

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Reviewed 18th October 2014 by JujuW

Still going - it's October now and these have come out in early July in our border. They are intermingled with the wonderful verbena bonariensis and they make a fab pair. Very happy.

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.

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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.
200276-10
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8.95

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