Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
Wild angelica, Angelica sylvestris, is an elegant biennial or short-lived perennial native to Europe and central Asia, including the UK. As part of the carrot family, Apiaceae, it has beautiful umbelliferous flowers that are attractive to lots of pollinating insects such as bees, beetles and hoverflies. This robust plant is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, including heavy clay soils.
Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead' has lovely red-purple stems and foliage, that bring extra interest. The flowers are the same colour when young, but gradually turn pale as they mature. It's a wonderful feature plant, especially when grown among green-leaved plants and is a good choice for wildlife gardens.
For best results, grow Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead' in full sun in moist, well-drained soil.
Angelica ‘Vicar's mead’ and wildlife
Angelica ‘Vicar's mead’ is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.
Is Angelica ‘Vicar's mead’ poisonous?
Angelica ‘Vicar's mead’ has no toxic effects reported.