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This seed has been collected from plants which were grown from seed of the true wild "Norwegian Angelica", growing on the shoreline in northern Norway, 200 miles inside the Arctic circle, where temperatures plunge to below minus 40C in the cold dark winters. This form makes basal rosettes of divided leathery leaves, above which appear in summer, stocky stems holding globular balls of greenish-white flowers. Later appear the very distinctive, spherical, congested heads of large fragrant seeds. It may be used either as a culinary herb or a striking garden plant!

For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.

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Candied Angelica popular cake topping. It is also used as a flavoring in absinthe, vermouth, & gin. It can be served alone as a vegetable side dish, or if you have some spare time on your hands, you can make a flute out of one of the plant’s hollow stems.

Angelica enjoys woodland conditions and thrives in moist shade. In addition to its ornamental value, this herb has countless uses! All parts of the plant – the roots, stems, leaves, & seeds, have either medicinal (respiratory and digestive) or culinary uses.

NAME: Angelica
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Angelica Archangelica syn. Archangelica Officinalis
COLOR: White
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
BLOOM TIME: Flowers July – Aug
HARVEST: Harvest Leaves Before Flowering
HARDINESS ZONE: Biennial
PLANT HEIGHT: 60 – 72″
PLANT SPACING: 36 – 42″
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Part Shade – Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average – Moist