02 Oct

Summer Blooming Border Plant: Ammi Majus

Ammi Majus is a delicate and ornamental plant that serves very well as border plant as well as beautiful flowering plant for container gardening. Native to the Mediterranean regions of Africa and parts of Europe, Ammi Majus is usually cultivated as small annual.

Ammi Majus is characterized by puffs of tiny white flowers, and delicate, feathery foliage that make it an ideal plant for mixed borders. It is also popular plant with florists who use it in floral arrangements and bouquets. Cut flowers last for 3 to 4 days and add dramatic effects to bouquets as well as flower arrangements. Besides horticultural use, Ammi Majus has also been in use as medicinal plant in Egypt for a long time where it is used to treat skin diseases. It also has medicinal benefits in treatment of cancer and AIDS. Commonly known as Queen Anne’s Lace or simply Lace Plant, Anni Majus is a good plant to attract butterflies and useful insects for gardens.

Ammi Majus, Lace Plant

Ammi Majus, Lace Plant, Image by Jacki Dougan

How to Grow Ammi Majus

Ammi Majus grows fairly easily from seeds. It requires full to partial sun and grows well in a well drained ordinary soil. When grown in ordinary garden soil, it would not require extra feed.

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