Angelica archangelica

Angelica archangelica

Angelica

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Angelica archangelica
  • Common name: Angelica
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 2m

Spread: 1.2m

Flower colour:
  • Green
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Angelica archangelica is a majestic plant bearing huge, architectural flowerheads and delicate fresh green seedpods, in contrast with pink-flushed stems. It deserves a prominent position at the back of a border or in a wild part of the garden. All parts of the aromatic plant have culinary or medicinal uses, but it's best known for its candied stems, used as a cake decoration.The flowers are attractive to pollinators and the seeds are eaten by birds.

Grow Angelica archangelica in moist soil in partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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