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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Border (Back)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - July, the following year (and up until December for the seedpods)
- 1.8m (6ft)
- Common name
- Korean Angelica
- Moist but Well-drained
- Part Shade
- 1.2m (4ft)
- Sow in March - May under cover. Cover the seeds very lightly. A period of hot-cold may help with germination. Plant out once roots have filled a small pot in soil improved with compost or well-rotted manure.
One of my very favourite plants, with aromatic flower heads, adored by bees, butterflies and birds. I love it for the back of the border and as a cut flower.
Use angelica leaves when cooking rhubarb or gooseberries and the flavour cuts through the acidity removing the need to use as much sugar. Angelica can also be used for decorating cakes, if you simmer the young shoots then store them in sugar.
Grow angelica in moist soil in partial shade. Great on the back of a border. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. May need support.