Queen Anne's Lace

Common Names: Ammi majus, Queen Anne's Lace, and Bishop's Weed

Botanical names: Ammi majus, (AM-me MAH-juhs)

Availability: Year round

Vase life: 3 to 5 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Delicate, white or green compound (lace-like) flower clusters, 3 to 6 inches across.

Color: White, Green

Botanical facts: The plant is native to the Mediterranean.

Design notes: Queen Anne's lace is very airy and works great as filler. It will round out a summer bouquet and give it a soft, full, garden look.

Purchasing hints: Buy in closed state with a few blossoms open.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut stem ends with as sharp knife. Hydrate in water mixed with a commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: In-season Queen Anne's lace is abundant along roadside vacant fields. Harvest in the cool, early morning when there stems are fully rehydrated and the blooms are in a closed state. Harvest more than you need, and discard product that does not hydrate.

Video Demonstration:

Summer Wedding Bouquet