Angelica sylvestris purpurea 'Vicar's Mead'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- July - September
- 1.5m (5ft)
- sylvestris purpurea
- Common name
- Purple Holy Ghost
- Moist but Well-drained
- 75cm (30in)
- Plant in a cool area of the garden out of direct sunlight, protect young plants from slugs and winter wet. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
This purple form of the native biennial British herb has tall, strong stems and dark purple leaves bearing soft, dusky lavender-pink flowers.
A naturalistic, graceful addition to the garden and loved by pollinators. Like its wild relative, it will thrive in moist, fertile soils.
Biennial, which means it flowers in the second year then dies, so allow to seed around or save the seeds for the next year.