Ammi majus

Ammi majus

Bishop's flower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ammi majus
  • Common name: Bishop's flower
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 1m

Spread: 50cm

  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Bishop's flower, Ammi majus, is a superb annual, bearing dainty white flowers reminiscent of lacework, above finely cut, green foliage. Popular with flower arrangers, the blooms make a great, long-lasting addition to bouquets, and work well among a range of plants in a mixed herbaceous border.

Grow Ammi majus in well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Allow seeds to develop to save and sow the following year, but leave some for goldfinches, which will come to your garden to feast on them in winter.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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