Angelica archangelica is also called just Angelica, Garden Angelica, Wild Celery, Norwegian Angelica, Archangel, Aunt Jericho, Holy Ghost, St. Michael’s Flower, Ground Ash, or Angel’s Fishing Rod. Other synonyms include Archangelica officinalis and Angelica officinalis. It is a member of the Apiaceae family. It is a deciduous perennial. It is native to the northern hemisphere, mainly to Europe and Asia.
It can grow 2.5m or 8ft tall. The leaves are a collection of smaller leaflets. They are toothed and serrated. Angelica archangelica produces creamy white flowers in early or middle summer. The flowers are small and grow in umbels.
How to grow Angelica archangelica:
Grow Angelica archangelica in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in any fertile soil whether well-drained or poorly drained. Provide it consistent moisture, as it usually grows on river banks or near bodies of water. Avoid hot and dry locations. Propagate from seed. Transplant the seedlings to their final location, and try not to disturb or transplant them later.
Cut it back after flowering. Watch out for slugs and snails being attracted to this plant. Also, watch out for powdery mildew. Angelica archangelica has sweetly scented stems. They plant it as a biennial since, in its first year. It grows leaves and foliage, then blooms in its second year.
Angelica archangelica is part of traditional medicine since the 10th century. They also use it for flavoring for liquors or food. They candy the stems. In general, Angelica archangelica‘s flavor and aroma are a good reason for their cultivation.