Ammi majus

bishop's weed

Eventual height & spread

Ammi majus

bishop's weed

  • approx 500 seeds
  • £2.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 40 + 20 FREE seedlings
  • £29.99
  • In stock (shipped within 2-3 working days)
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil, or general-purpose compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: hardy annual


Dainty white flowerheads that look like lacework are born in summer and seem to hover in a frothy haze above the finely cut, green foliage. The flowers are often used by florists to add a ethereal, romantic feel to bouquets, and they can last up to 10 days after being cut. This annual also looks a delight in the garden, and has quite an architectural feel. Once the flowers have faded and the seeds have ripened, they will attract finches to the garden.


  • Garden care:
    Stake plants as they start to shoot upwards with twiggy hazel stems for support.


  • Sowing instructions:
    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.


  • Sow: September to November or March to May
  • Goes well with