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Ammi majus (False bishop's weed)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ammi majus

Other names

False bishop's weed, Bullwort, Common bishop's weed, Herb William, Queen Anne's lace, White dill, Bishop's flower

Genus

Visnaga Visnaga

Species

A. majus - A. majus is an annual with finely divided, feathery foliage. In summer, it bears heads of small creamy-white flowers on branched, slender stems.


Ammi majus is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Ammi majus (False bishop's weed) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Meadow, Mediterranean, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ammi majus

Other names

False bishop's weed, Bullwort, Common bishop's weed, Herb William, Queen Anne's lace, White dill, Bishop's flower

Genus

Visnaga Visnaga

Species

A. majus - A. majus is an annual with finely divided, feathery foliage. In summer, it bears heads of small creamy-white flowers on branched, slender stems.

Native to

Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, Northern Africa, Southern Europe, Western Asia

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ammi majus (False bishop's weed) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Meadow, Mediterranean, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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