Growing Angelica

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(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

Your comments and tips

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.
04 Sep 18, Wendy Goode (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I have just bought two large Angelica plants from Stark Ayres, West Coast Village branch (Parklands). They are about to flower and are extremely healthy.
18 Jan 16, Remona Engelbrecht (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Good day, I found some seeds on
16 Dec 13, simon (Australia - temperate climate)
You can buy angelica Keiskei seed from 4season seeds . the seed is a bit hard to get started but well worth it i will have small seedlings later in the season
15 Sep 13, Patricia (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
How do I know which type of angelica I have? It has lovely green shiny leaves which have a very firm feel. It is still a small plant in a pot. As I live in a very cold, frosty place, I dont know how it will tolerate the frost. Any hints! Thank you.
05 May 13, Margie (Australia - temperate climate)
There's a wonderful herb lady who does the farmers' markets around Melbourne. I purchased some Angelica seedlings from her at Kallista market yesterday; she had well over 100 different types of herbs for sale, many that I'd never seen nor even heard of!! Full of garden wisdom too :)
07 May 12, Ronald E. Bequeath (USA - Zone 5a climate)
I have found a plant near my wetlands that is over six feet tall and has all the chaaracteristics of the Angelica plant 1. how can I be sure it is angelica and not a poisonous relative and 2. Can I transplant the plant or is it better to plant only seeds?
02 Mar 18, Larry Mac (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Can you cut a small sample that is representative of the whole plant and take it to the local county extension service. They should be able to identify for you.
19 Jan 11, Judy Grasso (Australia - temperate climate)
I got my heritage, angelica seed from Caroline, at the Bittern Market..Mornington Penninsula. Caroline also has a great knowledge on companion planting, and has many products that suit the organic gardener, so that they enjoy their gardens. Personally, I am so grateful for all the lovely helpful advice Caroline has given me.
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Edible Angelica usually grows to about a metre high and spreads a bit. Make sure that you have the edible variety, not the one with shiny leaves. Regular watering should keep it growing through the Summer/ Autumn, then it will die down in Winter. Read the information here

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