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

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

Color: White

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 under water with as sharp knife. Hydrate in warm water for two hours before storage or usage. Use commercial floral food / preservative.

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.