Scientific Name: Angelica archangelica
Common Name: Angelica
Other Common Names: European angelica, Garden angelica, Wild celery,
Masterwort, Master Wort, Wild Parsnip, Herb of Angels, Archange,
Masterwort, Angel Food, Garden Angelica, Great Angelica, Norwegian Angelica,
Angelís Herb, Root of the Holy Spirit, Garden Angelica, Angellica, Angelicca
Plant Type: Biennial (Although angelica is naturally biennial, the plants
are perennial if they are prevented from setting seed.)
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 4-9
Germination: Easy. The seed germinates in light in 21 to 28 days at 70F
temperature. Because it germinates in light, the seed must not be covered;
rather it should be pressed lightly into the soil and kept moist until
germination is evident. Mist to keep moist. Needs stratification for 2-4
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 30
Notes: Best known for candied stem with licorice flavor. Leaves can be fresh or dried. Makes good tea.
Best if sown in the Fall or Winter. Purchasing time: Fall or Winter.
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA Best known for candied stems, having
flavor similar to licorice. Leaves, fresh or dried, make a pleasing tisane, resembling China tea. Lives only 2-3 years if
flower heads are not removed early.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.