Anthriscus sylvestris seeds – ( Cow parsley, Queen Annes Lace)


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This is a short lived perennial English wildflower which grows  along roadsides and doesn’t mind a bit of neglect.  It performs well in mixed borders where its light frothy white flowers mingle well with other plants, and can also be used in partially shaded areas to advantage. It flowers from mid spring through into summer, and can be used in prairie style plantings and wild flower meadows. It attracts all of the beneficial insects . It will self seed if it likes the location.

Sowing advice

Sow seeds on the surface of moist seed raising mix in  late winter and spring in  pots or trays.
Cover seed very lightly with mix. Seal in a plastic bag and keep at 18 to 22°C. for 4 weeks. If any seeds have germinated remove and pot them up. Then move  the ungerminated seeds  to 4 degrees C for 6 weeks ( put in the fridge if your temperatures are not cold enough). Then move to  5 to 12 degrees C. to germinate. Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm  pots  and grow on . Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out into ordinary garden soil.

Additional information


Short lived perennial

Common Name

Cow Parsley, Queen Anne's Lace



Maximum Height

approx 60cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 50