Bishop's weed

Ammi majus

Bishop's weed - Ammi majus

Common Name: Bishop's weed
Genus: Ammi
Species: majus

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, A good architectural plant, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Dainty white summer flower-heads which look like fine lacework hover in a frothy haze above the finely cut green foliage. Often used by florists to add an ethereal romantic feel to bouquets the flowers are also loved by many beneficial insects including butterflies and hoverflies. Finches will also find the autumn seed heads attractive. This annual also looks a delight in the garden and has quite an architectural feel.

  • Garden care:Fill trays with good quality compost and lightly cover the seeds. Water and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Pot on when they have put on their first true leaves and then harden off before planting out after the frosts have passed. Alternatively sow direct in late spring or early summer and thin out to 20-30cm as they grow. Seeds sown in autumn and overwintered in a cold frame will produce bigger plants which will flower earlier in the year than those sown in spring.

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