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Ammi Majus, Queen Anne's Lace

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Short Description

A refined and garden-worthy look-alike and distant relative of the common wildflower.

Full Description

HEIRLOOM. The Ammi blossom is a pure white and makes a striking flower that is domed on top rather than flat. Excellent for cutting.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

14-16 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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  • Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after all danger of frost. It is not recommended to start indoors as plants are challenging to transplant. Sow where you want them to grow.
  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds and working organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. Ammi majus prefers a cool, moist soil.
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Sow seeds thinly and cover with ¼ inch of soil.
  • Firm soil lightly, water and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings will emerge in 7-21 days.

 

  • Thin to stand about 15-18 inches apart when 1 inch high.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep soil evenly moist but not wet.
  • No fertilizer is needed unless the soil is poor. Do not over fertilize.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.

 

  • Ammi majus blooms in late spring to early summer
  • Harvest flowers when 2/3 to ¾ open. They make lovely dried flowers.
  • In windy areas Ammi majus may need to be staked.
  • Wear gloves when working with Ammi majus, as some people develop a skin rash.

 

Sun
Full Sun
Height
36-48 inches
Spread
14-16 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Flowering
Yes
Bloom Duration
4 weeks
Flower color
White
Ammi Majus, Queen Anne's Lace is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for flower show forcing I use this in the Philadelphia Flower Show because it is an annual and easy to force into flower compared to the biannual Queen Anne's Lace. It is always a crowd favorite! Plants do have to be staked but this is most likely do to the winter forcing conditions they are grown in. Plants are grown under lights but nothing is as good for growing as natural sunlight.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ammi Majus, Queen Anne's Lace Ii planted the seeds right after I received them in the spring and they did not come up. I really wanted to have some Queen Anne's Lace growing in my flower beds to help with filler when I make flower arrangements for church.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Queen Anne's Lace did not meet expectations I planted the seeds, watered, etc and etc. I have been gardening for 50 years, and have always had Queen Annes Lace coming up everywhere. we recently moved and I ordered these seeds. only one plant came up, grew nicely to about 12" high, then promptly died! very odd. everything around it grew and flowered as usual. I have no idea what happened to these seeds.......I could find no traces of anymore plants anywhere!
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good butterfly attractant Very hardy, easy to grow. If you want butterflies, it will attract Black Swallowtails. The caterpillars are green with orange & yellow stripes. The flowers are best left on the plant, as they shed something awful when cut & put in a vase. The dried flower heads are interesting in dried arrangements.
Date published: 2009-05-11
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