Angelica is a beautifull large growing biennial producing huge architectual white flower heads in early summer, followed by delicate green seed pods that have a wonderfull contrast on its violet tinged stems. Ideal herb for the back of the border or a wild patch in your garden.
In the kitchen angelica can be used as a natural sweetener, for example angelica stems can be chopped into small pieces and added to rhubarb to help counteract the tartness and reducing the need for sugar. Young shoots can be steamed or sauted, and stems can be candied,
Genus: Angelica archangelica
Aspect: Shade / Part shade
Type: Biennial, short lived perennial
Height: 1.5 - 2.5 metres
Spread: 1 - 1.5 metres