Ammi majus, False Queen Anne’s Lace is a highly fashionable flower for cut flowers arrangements, Ammi majus is one of the best white filler-foliage plants you can grow. The spectacular, lacy, white flowers are made up of clusters of tiny white florets on tall, branched, slender stems. They last up to 10 days in the vase and can also be used dyed or dried. Popular in the garden it creates a delicate airiness to sunny or part shaded border. The finely divided, ferny, mid green foliage is attractive in its own right. Extremely easy to grow in a variety of soils, this annual, non-invasive species is ideal for attracting bees and butterflies and is ideal for landscaping and meadow gardens. 120cm H x 60cm W.
Ammi majus seeds can be sown in deep pots or seed punnets indoors, but as with most of the Umbelliferae/Apiaceae (Carrot family) they have a long taproot which can be damaged when transplanting so care must be taken. Best sown from mid-autumn until early spring. Sow onto surface good quality seed raising mix and lightly cover with mix or vermiculite. Germination is generally 7-21 days. When first true leaves appear, transplant into larger containers. Harden off and transplant out after last frost.
Sow where they are to flower once temperatures are around 15 to 20°C Surface sow to no more than 1mm deep. Sow thinly in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil. Lightly cover seed. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. Germination will normally occur within 7 to 21 days at temperatures around 20 to 22°C. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 20 to 30cm apart.
For cut flowers the plants take approximately 100 to 110 days to mature and bloom