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Angelica sylvestris purpurea 'Vicar's Mead'

This purple form of the native biennial British herb has tall, strong stems and dark purple leaves bearing soft, dusky lavender-pink flowers.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Group/Species
sylvestris purpurea
Common name
Purple Holy Ghost
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Shade
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Biennial, which means it flowers in the second year then dies, so allow to seed around or save the seeds for the next year.