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Angelica archangelica

Angelica archangelica

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Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Green Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Angelica archangelica Description

A heavy weight of the herbaceous world, angelica is grown for its statuesque form. Massive parsley like leaves are eventually crowned by impressive towering light green flower spikes. After flowering the plant dies so you will need to replant.


Angelica archangelica - Cultivation Notes

This large architectural perennial grows up to 2 metres, requiring full sun and a deep fertile, moist soil. Ideal for bog environment and mixed border, after flowering remove seed heads as it can become invasive and may die after seeding.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Angelica archangelica:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Angelica archangelica

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Angelica archangelica:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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