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Queen Anne's Lace

Ammi majus

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Also known as

Common Bishop's Weed, Bullwort, False Bishop's Weed, Herb William, Large Bullwort, Groot Akkerscherm, Grosse Knorpelmohre, Khillah, Greater Ammi, Laceflower, Lady's-Lace, Bishop's flower, False bishops weed

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








1 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some white Ammi majus flowers
The stem of a Ammi majus plant against a blue sky

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Queen Anne's Lace Overview

Ammi majus is an upright annual species in the carrot family, Apiaceae. Also known by the names bullwort, common bishop's weed, Queen Anne's lace and false bishop's weed. Foliage is divided into a 2 to 3-pinnate arrangement and white flowers are produced in compound umbel arrangements. Umbels are clusters of flowers which radiate from a central stem point. Flowers are produced on stalks of roughly equal length, to form a flattened or slightly rounded, horizontal surface of blooms. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It is advised to sow in September (UK) for best results the following summer.

Common problems with Queen Anne's Lace

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to propagate Queen Anne's Lace


    Sow in spring.

    Special features of Queen Anne's Lace

    Attracts butterflies

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Queen Anne's Lace

    Cutting bed, border, naturaliser