Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead' (Wild Angelica)

Angelica sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’

Wild angelica

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead'
  • Common name: Wild angelica
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Red

Foliage colour:

Purple

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.

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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.

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For best results, grow Angelica sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’ in full sun in moist, well-drained soil.

How to grow Angelica 'Vicar's Mead'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

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.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Angelica 'Vicar's Mead' poisonous?

Angelica 'Vicar's Mead' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People