Also known as
-1 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Wild Angelica Overview
Angelica sylvestris is a biennial or short-lived herbaceous perennial. The highly divided leaves are pinnate, obovate to triangular and light green. The flowers are umbels of pink-tinged white blooms in the summer. Also known as Wild Angelica it will grow in a range of conditions, but prefers moist, fertile soil in full sun. Their architectural flower stems provide winter interest and winter housing for wildlife if left. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants that support pollinator populations by providing ample nectar and pollen. An excellent choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
How to propagate Wild Angelica
Seeds will self-sow or can be propagated from seed when ripe. Seedlings can be moved when young, older plants resent being moved.
Special features of Wild Angelica
Can be grown on banks and slopes.
Attracts useful insects
Excellent nectar source for a broad range of insects including hoverflies, flies, beetles, wasps.
Other uses of Wild Angelica
These low maintenance and wildlife-friendly, architectural flowering plants suit being included in planting schemes for informal and cottage spaces in mixed flower borders and beds. It is also suitable to grow in coastal gardens. Can be found in alongside ponds, marsh areas and in grassland.