Angelica Vicar's Mead

A commanding presence.

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Available in the following states:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC

Striking deep purple stems with matching, deeply coloured foliage form a dramatic background for the lovely, soft pink to purple flower umbels. It is nice and tall, so perfect for the back of a border or bed. A rare find, we think this is definitely garden worthy.
This handsome, versatile plant, Angelica not only looks good, it is edible too. The new shoots add an aromatic element to salads, and have a slightly bitter taste. The seeds add flavouring to sweet dishes. The birds and bees adore this plant too!
A biennial, it will flower every second year, then die, leaving seed to sow, or save for future plants. It will have a lovely foliage show in the first year with flowers in the second. Removing the flower heads before they set seed will help the plant stay perennial. You can grow Angelica in full sun to part shade, a humus rich, moist soil is ideal. Water to establish and keep moist during active growth.
Angelica has a long history and it was a prized medicinal herb in the middle ages. Legend said the Archangel Raphael bought it to earth from heaven, hence the name. It is still used in a range of herbal medicines today.

Code

ANYVM

Botantical name

Angelica sylvestris

Height

1-1.5m

Width

70-100cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Unavailable in WA

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

3