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Botanical name: Angelica archangelica
Other names: Angelica, St. Michael's flower, Ground ash, Holy ghost, Archangel, Aunt jericho
Species: A. archangelica - A. archangelica has round umbels of light yellow flowers in early summer.
Angelica archangelica is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow-green in Summer
Foliage: Yellow-green in Summer
Habit: Open stems, Spreading, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Companion planting: This plant can hold its own against big bold plants such as hostas and acanthus.
Plant with: Acanthus spinosus (Spiny bear's breeches), Hosta 'Francee' (Plantain lily 'Francee'), Hosta 'Frances Williams' (Plantain lily 'Frances Williams'), Hosta 'Golden Tiara' (Plantain lily 'Golden Tiara'), Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches), Hosta 'Mediovariegata' (undulata) (Wavy plantain lily), Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches), Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' (Bear's breeches 'Hollard's Gold'), Acanthus 'Whitewater' (Bear's breeches 'Whitewater'), Angelica gigas (Korean angelica)
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. However, the seeds germinate easily and plenty of seedlings will grow around the original plant. Cut back after seeds if you want to try to get a repeat show next year.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. However, the seeds germinate easily and plenty of seedlings will grow around the original plant.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Angelica archangelica (Angelica) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Bees (attract & feed bees), Beds and borders, Cake decoration, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flavouring food and drinks, Wildflower
Cultivation: Grow in deep fertile soil, avoiding very hot or dry positions.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, East, West|
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Can you tell me how low to the ground I should cut back my metre and a half, Angelica.
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