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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Angelica genus. This is a genus of around 60 tall, short-lived, summer flowering aromatic perennials which are native mainly to the cooler parts of the Northern hemisphere. Leaves are bold and bipinnate and the plant produces pale green, pink or white flowers on compound umbels.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Northern hemisphere

The genus name comes from the Greek 'angelos' - angel. Reference to its 'angelic virtues' in medicine, now disproved.

Interest and use

Culinary - a flavouring for gin, liqueurs, candied stems and leaves in cake decoration; and traditional medicinal uses.

Cultivation

Fully hardy. Grows in sun or shade and in any well drained soil. Remove any seed heads when produced, otherwise plants may die.

Propagation

Seeds will self-sow or can be propagated from seed when ripe.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Snails and slugs.

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