Garden Angelica Seeds, a.K.a Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, A beautiful biennial Herb with a range of uses asculinary, medicinal, and insectary

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SKU P9657S
Size
Angelica archangelica - Angelica
Seeds Per Ounce: 5,000
Seeds Per Packet: 200
Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
Hardiness: All temperate zones.
A beautiful biennial with a range of uses:culinary, medicinal, and insectary, from the roots to the seeds. Our particular interest is the beneficial insect attraction it provides in late spring, when the flowering heads are abuzz with frenetic native bees, bumbles, lady beetles, tiny wasps, syrphids, and other natural allies in pollination and crop protection. Makes a dense 3’ tall leafy clump in year one, and a 6’ tall flowering hedge in year two. Makes an excellent self-sowing component to the perennial insectary hedgerow. Combine with Alexanders, Chervil, Chickweed, Chicory, Korean Mint, Kale, Mustards, Upland Cress, and Fennel to create a self-regenerating season-round food supply for you and your wild friends.
Medical
Angelica has a long tradition of use as a general tonic herb for women, children, and the elderly. It is said to strengthen the heart and provide an antidote against general debility. According to legend, Angelica was revealed in a dream by an angel to cure the plague. All parts of the plant were believed effective against evil spirits, and Angelica was held in such esteem that it was called 'The Root of the Holy Ghost.' In America it was used by the Iroquois and other tribes in ceremonial medicine, and in traditional lore an infusion of smashed roots was used as wash to remove ghosts from the house.
MORE DETAILS
Angelica archangelica, commonly known as Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant, it is also known as Archangelica officinalis. Archangelica comes from the Greek word "arkhangelos" (arch-angel), due to the myth that it was the archangel Michael who told of its use as medicine. It is believed to be one of few medicinal herbs originating in the northern hemisphere and was one of the plants that survived the ice age 8 to 10 thousand years ago.



Angelica grows primarily upwards to a height of 3 feet, and will produce large umbels of yellow-green flowers.
GROWING
Seeds must have light to germinate and need only be pressed into the surface of the soil and NEVER buried.
Germinates in 21-28 days if kept at 70 degrees and moist.
Angelica is not difficult to germinate, but may take several weeks. It is best started in late summer early fall, or early spring. To improve germination rates and seedling viability, stratification and indoor starting are recommended.
Prefers partial shade to full sun, and grows better with light, well-drained soil or moist loam. Angelica is adaptable to varying light levels, but grows best in partial shade in proximity to water.
HARVESTING
Nearly every part of this plant can be used medicinally. Leaves can be carefully collected in the first year, just be mindful not to over harvest or cause undue damage to the main stem. Root can be harvested late in the first year, or in spring the following year.

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