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Herbaceous
Spicy

Angelica seeds Essential oil Belgium

Herbaceous
Spicy

The plant in depth

The angelica or archangel is an aromatic herb reaching over two meters in height. It is a short-lived plant, blooming only once before dying. It has large, hollow, fluted, reddish stems that bear large, serrated leaves separated into leaflets. The inflorescences – composed of a dozen yellow-green flowers arranged in large umbels – bloom in July and give way to long, flattened fruits. The seeds of angelica are harvested like dill seed: the umbel-bearing stems are cut and dried in the open air when the fruits turn brown. The picking process is repeated several times, as and when the seeds ripen. The essential oil obtained from angelica seeds is herbaceous and spicy with an earthy facet. The roots also produce an essential oil with a different odor.

Angelica is native to Northern Europe. Humans have cultivated the plant since the Middle Ages and it grows wild in damp, mountainous regions. Nicknamed “Holy Spirit” and “angel grass,” it possesses many therapeutic virtues. Paracelsus recounts that it was a “marvelous medicine” during the plague in Milan in 1510. The plant has such a reputation that it is said to have properties that prolong life, much like ginseng.

Angelica archangelica reviews

Angelica archangelica

100 seeds 060060 £1.95 In stock
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200596-1 £4.95 In stock 3 x 9cm plants, for autumn planting 200596-3 £12.95 In stock 1 x 9cm plant, for spring/summer planting 510773-1 £4.95 Delivery late February 3 x 9cm plants, for spring/summer planting 510773-3 £12.95 Delivery late February

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Beautiful, architectural flowers and equally good seed pods through spring and summer. Green with contrasting crimson-pink stems.

A magnificent garden plant and natural sweetener. Add this to rhubarb to reduce the need for so much sugar.

This perennial grows to statuesque proportions and has rounded umbels of light yellow flowers in early summer turning to beautiful seed pods which look fantastic dried.

Genus Angelica
Group/Species archangelica
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist
Height 2m (6.6ft)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow May-June direct where it is to grow, or in a seed tray outside to be planted out August-September. Transplant when young as older plants dislike being moved.
Care Tips Try adding this to the back of a herbaceous border. Mulch deeply in dry conditions, don’t allow to dry out. To prevent it from self-seeding, deadhead after flowering, or leave to self-sow. May need staking.
Flowering May – July (with wonderful seedpods after that).
Vase Life Will dry, so indefinite.
Harvesting Harvest the flowers only once they have turned to seed pods, or they tend to flop.
Cooking Notes Add a handful of fresh angelica stems, cut in short pieces, to rhubarb to counteract its tartness and reduce the need for sugar. Saute or steam the young shoots, as you would asparagus, or candy them as you would ginger.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
Advice
Creating an insect haven

To welcome back the bugs after winter, Sarah Raven plants their favourite flowers

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Angelica archangelica reviews

Reviewed 27th August 2019 by Gemma

All my seeds germinated and my plants are now out in the garden ready for next year. The plantings look strong and robust so I am very happy with this purchase.. No flowers yet (not expecting them at this time of year) but looking forward to them next year. I can write an update on how they look once they bloom if helpful. Will sow more later in the season following the success of the first batch.

Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Yasmin

Good pictures and info on the website and email confirmation of order kept me advised of order process.

Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Clare

These are growing well and I look forward to the flowers appearing.

Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Debbi

I have had to water often. The leaves have had something eat them. They go yellow very quickly. Planted in well drained soil, sunny position. Seem very labour intensive and no flowers this year.

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alan

Very strong first year growth

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hazel

Plant has thrived and service was good.

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Evelyn

sowed in the greenhouse and outside – nothing, again very disappointing and a waste of money But I did buy an Angelica Gigas plant from Sarah Raven two years ago, and at the time of writing, it is full 5 feet high and blooming and home to bees and wasps. So will collect seeds from this plant and try my luck. Apparently, it is best to plant fresh seeds so not worth buying seeds from a supplier, as these must be old.

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Don’t think this plant liked my clay soil and unfortunately has not performed as expected.

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Poor germination. Had to cold stratify , info from another seed site. After 4 months eventually have 3 seedlings. Need better sowing info in planting seeds booklet

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sharon

Always excellent service, plants are fab 99% if the time. If not they are always replaced.

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wright

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wright

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Daniels

Dissapointing all died back, would not recommend

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sharon

not the best specimen, hasn’t taken well

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dawn

Great variety of plants will use again

Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Mrs Wright

Fabulous plant

Reviewed 1st May 2018 by Pat Griffiths

Wonderful plant – seems to thrive on neglect. I planted it last year in a raised bed and it galloped away. This year it is already 3+ feet tall and spreading. I haven’t really got room for any more, but would might try one of the purple ones next. This plant is worth a try if you have the space, it’s really worth it.