Grace Your Garden with Queen Anne’s Lace

how to grow Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace along the interestate

how to grow queen anne's lace

The delicate flowers and fine foliage combine to make Queen Anne’s Lace a favorite.

Along many roadsides, that have not been cut, around Birmingham you can see the beautiful sweeps of Queen Anne’s Lace. These plants are excellent plants for your garden too, in small quantities. They are easily controlled in your garden, if you cut the flowers in bloom for arranging or before the seed nest turns brown.

If you want to grow Queen Anne’s Lace in your garden, simply wait until the flower looks like a little bird nest and turns brown. Snip these heads off and put them in a bag and shake the seeds out of the nests. In early August seed them in your garden in a sunny location, and about this time next summer they will be a beautiful addition to your flower garden.

John Floyd

John Floyd has been gardening--and learning about Birmingham area gardening--for more than 30 years. In addition to his day-to-day experience, John has degrees in horticulture from Auburn and Clemson Universities and was Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living.

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