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Angelica archangelica


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Angelica archangelica

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This is a majestic plant that deserves a prominent position at the back of a border or in a wild part of the garden. It loves woodland conditions, with plenty of moist shade. All parts of the aromatic plant have culinary or medicinal uses, but it is best known for its candied stems, used as a cake decoration. In their first year, plants produce leafy bushes, and then die down and disappear completely from sight in winter in their second year they reach full size, and if prevented from flowering and seeding can survive for several years.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Angelica

Species: archangelica

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to plant seeds: August to October

Flowering period: June to July

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