Bishop's Flower - Wild Carrot (Ammi Majus) - 500 Seeds

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Wild Carrot - Bishop's Flower (Ammi Majus) - 500 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•USDA Zones: 3-9

Queen Anne’s Lace (Ammi majus) earned its common name from a legend that tells of Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) pricking her finger and a drop of blood landed on white lace she was sewing. Belonging to the carrot family, Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial that is also known as wild carrot. Early Europeans cultivated Queen Anne’s lace, and the Romans ate it as a vegetable. American colonists boiled the taproots, sometimes in wine as a treat. Interestingly, Queen Anne’s lace is high in sugar (second only to the beet among root vegetables) and sometimes it was used among the Irish, Hindus and Jews to sweeten puddings and other foods. The Queen Anne's lace flower resembles lace, and oftentimes the flower has a solitary purple dot in the centre. Queen Anne’s lace flowers have a flat-topped white umbel, sometimes with a solitary purple flower in the center. These flowers bloom from late spring until mid-fall and are a staple in floral designs for generations. They’re absolutely stunning.

Planting Instructions:
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 cool, moist soil.

Season: Annual
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Moist, well drained
Seed Depth: 1/4” inch
Seeds per Plant: Spread evenly
Plant Spacing: Thin plants to 15-18” apart when 1” high.