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Angelica sylvestris 'Vicars Mead'

Wild angelica

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Hardy perennial

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photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (134735)

Plant details

Vicar's Mead' is a choice variety of this fairly common herb found in damp places in woods and meadows. It was selected for the deep purple colour of its leaves and stems. Its large, mound-shaped flowers are pink-tinged at first, becoming white. Plants bloom from June to September and make an eye-catching addition to wilder parts of the garden.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Angelica

Species: sylvestris

Cultivar: Vicars Mead

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 100cm

Flowering period: June to September

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