If you like jungle plants then this is for you!
Angelica can be described as a handsome ‘architectural’ plant, but that has got nothing to do with Architects and square concrete things!
It means being about 2 metres tall and having large leaves makes it quite impressive.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio and is straightforward in most soils, including heavy or clay soils, although sometimes it can seed itself to death it should reseed itself and continue on.
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Other common names: Angel’s Fishing Rod, or Archangel.
Botanical name: Angelica archangelica or Angelica officinalis
Angelica culinary uses:
It can be used with fish, poultry, cooked fruits, soups, or stews.
The stems can be chopped and stewed with rhubarb and apples.
It may cause an allergic reaction if eaten.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers semi shade, but is tolerant of shady position. Is also okay in sun.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Not really, but it will will fill out a space at the back of a border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy. It can die after setting a lot of seed; either remove seeds or encourage seedlings to grow from the dropped seed.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 2m – variable because its from seed.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
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