Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, north facing
Position in border:
Back
Shade type:
Damp

Soil

Clay / Heavy / Moist

Angelica archangelica is a majestic biennial 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.

Plant calendar

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Angelica and wildlife

Angelica is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Angelica poisonous?

Angelica has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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