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Growing Angelica

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(Best months for growing Angelica in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 18 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 18 months. Angelica archangelica has slightly dull leaves, not shiny..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Any herbs that like damp, shady areas - mint, lemon balm
  • Angelica leaves
    Angelica leaves

Angelica is a biennial herb-growing the first year and flowering the second. Angelica likes moist, rich soil that is slightly acid, growing best in semi-shade. It can be grown from seeds, but they must be sown within a few weeks otherwise they lose their viability. Angelica will self seed if seed heads are left on the plant. Young plants will die back in winter and will need mulching in frost-prone areas. Then they will grow again in spring and produce flowers.

NOTE: Angelica pachycarpa sold as an ornamental garden plant is not edible. It can be distinguished from Angelica archangelica as it has bright shiny leaves.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Angelica

The stems can be candied and used to decorate cakes and pastries.

Pick the stems in the second year.

Your comments and tips

24 Oct 17, Liz Shaw (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy candied or preserved Angelica in South Africa????????
31 Oct 17, Roy (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Good Luck with THAT one. I have been looking for more than a year without any success. You can import it from the UK BUT it is horrendously expensive and the shipping costs even more so AND to make matters worse, Customs are not too keen on having foodstuffs imported.
19 Dec 16, Rhonda Crisp (Australia - temperate climate)
Could you tell me where to be able to buy candied angelica - it used to be available in health food shops and used for decorating cakes? I live in southern Queensland but would purchase online.
25 Oct 16, thembi (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
HI how can I get angelica seeds in south africa
05 Oct 16, Alison Paulin (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I have seeds from autumn this year, if anyone would like to come and pick them up. Apparently they don't last too long, and it would be sad to waste them. The seeds that fell from the plant have made a bunch of seedlings, that are doing really well. Gorgeous plant! I'm in Cape Town.
22 Oct 16, marinda (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Dear Alison, I am from KZN and would love to have some of your angelica seed. Please advice me how can I get from you and when will be the best time? I can't find anything in the super markets like the cherries? May be they don't supply it anymore to shops? Thank you. Marinda
02 Mar 15, Remona Engelbrecht (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hallo, I would also like to know where I can buy Angelica seeds or plants in South Africa. Or maybe from a reputable website that sells seeds?
04 Feb 14, Farahdiba Stephanus (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
good day, could u please inform me where i could pruchase angelica plant or seedlings? i reside in the western cape, cape winelands area, tulbagh.
18 Jan 16, Remona Engelbrecht (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Good day, I found some seeds on livingseeds.co.za
16 Dec 13, simon (Australia - temperate climate)
You can buy angelica Keiskei seed from 4season seeds .com.au . the seed is a bit hard to get started but well worth it i will have small seedlings later in the season
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Good Luck with THAT one. I have been looking for more than a year without any success. You can import it from the UK BUT it is horrendously expensive and the shipping costs even more so AND to make matters worse, Customs are not too keen on having foodstuffs imported.

- Roy

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