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Angelica archangelica (Angelica)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Angelica archangelica

Other names

Angelica, St. Michael's flower, Ground ash, Holy ghost, Archangel, Aunt jericho

Genus

Angelica Angelica

Species

A. archangelica - A. archangelica has round umbels of light yellow flowers in early summer.


Angelica archangelica is: Deciduous

Habit

Open stems, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Slugs , Snails Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

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.

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Angelica archangelica

Other names

Angelica, St. Michael's flower, Ground ash, Holy ghost, Archangel, Aunt jericho

Genus

Angelica Angelica

Species

A. archangelica - A. archangelica has round umbels of light yellow flowers in early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Open stems, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Yellow-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

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.

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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