Angelica archangelica

Beautiful, architectural flowers and equally good seed pods through spring and summer. Green with contrasting crimson-pink stems. More
100 seeds 060060 £1.95 In stock
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1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200596-1 £4.95 Delivery late September
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3 x 9cm plants, for autumn planting 200596-3 £12.95 Delivery late September
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Beautiful, architectural flowers and equally good seed pods through spring and summer. Green with contrasting crimson-pink stems.

A magnificent garden plant and natural sweetener. Add this to rhubarb to reduce the need for so much sugar.

This perennial grows to statuesque proportions and has rounded umbels of light yellow flowers in early summer turning to beautiful seed pods which look fantastic dried.

Genus Angelica
Group/Species archangelica
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist
Height 2m (6.6ft)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow May-June direct where it is to grow, or in a seed tray outside to be planted out August-September. Transplant when young as older plants dislike being moved.
Care Tips Try adding this to the back of a herbaceous border. Mulch deeply in dry conditions, don't allow to dry out. To prevent it from self-seeding, deadhead after flowering, or leave to self-sow. May need staking.
Flowering May - July (with wonderful seedpods after that).
Vase Life Will dry, so indefinite.
Harvesting Harvest the flowers only once they have turned to seed pods, or they tend to flop.
Cooking Notes Add a handful of fresh angelica stems, cut in short pieces, to rhubarb to counteract its tartness and reduce the need for sugar. Saute or steam the young shoots, as you would asparagus, or candy them as you would ginger.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Creating an insect haven

To welcome back the bugs after winter, Sarah Raven plants their favourite flowers

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Angelica archangelica reviews

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Yasmin

Good pictures and info on the website and email confirmation of order kept me advised of order process.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Clare

These are growing well and I look forward to the flowers appearing.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Debbi

I have had to water often. The leaves have had something eat them. They go yellow very quickly. Planted in well drained soil, sunny position. Seem very labour intensive and no flowers this year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alan

Very strong first year growth

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hazel

Plant has thrived and service was good.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Evelyn

sowed in the greenhouse and outside - nothing, again very disappointing and a waste of money But I did buy an Angelica Gigas plant from Sarah Raven two years ago, and at the time of writing, it is full 5 feet high and blooming and home to bees and wasps. So will collect seeds from this plant and try my luck. Apparently, it is best to plant fresh seeds so not worth buying seeds from a supplier, as these must be old.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Don’t think this plant liked my clay soil and unfortunately has not performed as expected.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Poor germination. Had to cold stratify , info from another seed site. After 4 months eventually have 3 seedlings. Need better sowing info in planting seeds booklet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sharon

Always excellent service, plants are fab 99% if the time. If not they are always replaced.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wright

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wright

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Daniels

Dissapointing all died back, would not recommend

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sharon

not the best specimen, hasn't taken well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dawn

Great variety of plants will use again

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Mrs Wright

Fabulous plant

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Reviewed 1st May 2018 by Pat Griffiths

Wonderful plant - seems to thrive on neglect. I planted it last year in a raised bed and it galloped away. This year it is already 3+ feet tall and spreading. I haven't really got room for any more, but would might try one of the purple ones next. This plant is worth a try if you have the space, it's really worth it.