Garden Angelica Seeds, BIENNIAL HERB
Angelica archangelica - a.K.a Holy Ghost, Wild Celery,
Seeds Per Ounce: 5,000
Seeds Per Packet: 200
Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
Hardiness: All temperate zones.
Angelica archangelica, commonly known as garden angelica, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant from the family Apiaceae, a subspecies of which is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots
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 3â tall leafy clump in year one, and a 6â 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.
Transplant: Refrigerate the seeds until sowing. It is preferable to plant in the fall, but early spring plantings will also be successful. Tamp the seeds into the soil mix or just barely cover with soil and moisten. Seed requires light to germinate, along with alternating temperatures of warm and cold. Place the flats or trays outside where they will experience the needed temperature fluctuations. After 21 days, flats should be brought into warmer temperatures to germinate. Transplant seedlings outside in the spring when they are 3-4" tall, spacing seedlings 12-24" apart in rows that are 36" apart. Direct seed: Refrigerate the seeds until sowing. Sow in the fall or spring, 1/4- 3/8" deep, 10 seeds per foot in well-prepared seedbeds. Space plants 12-24" apart in each direction.
LIGHT PREFERENCES Sun/Part Shade. Angelica prefers part shade, but will grow fine in full sun.SOIL REQUIREMENTS'Angelica requires a fairly rich, light, well-drained, but moist loam
.PLANT HEIGHT:72-96".PLANT SPACING:12-24".HARDINESS ZONES:Biennial in Zones 4-9.HARVEST:All parts of the plant are edible. The leaves should be harvested carefully the first year so as not to damage the main stem. The root is harvested in the fall of the first year or in the spring of the second year.