I grow many umbels and my favourites in the garden this year are Ammi Visnaga, Ammi Majus and Orlaya Grandiflora. I also love achilleas and have always thought of them as umbels but this is where the taxonomy of ‘inflorescences’ gets me very confused as I now think they might be corymbs or are they a compound umbel or a raceme corymb or, or ..... anyway whatever their category they are all very striking!
Ammi Majus in profile
Ammi Visnaga drying in the garden evoking images of the Wicker Man
Achillea, Gold Plate
Less is more with Orlaya Grandiflora in the picture
Some bunches with Ammi Majus
And for a grand finale.... a "table full" of Sweet Williams and Ammi Majus. Now that's what I call a unit of measure for flowers!
The frilly Ammi Majus looks like a scalloped lace edge.