Purple Holy Ghost Seeds,ANGELICA sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead',
Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead' is a lovely variety of the common herb. Rich, deep purple foliage and large pink tinged flowers which turn to white upon maturity. Flowers from June to September. Lovely specimen for a natural/wildlife area of the garden. Hardy perennial. Easy to grow. Prefers partial shade in a well drained soil. Height 1m.
Life Cycle: Biennial
Origin: Breeding. The species is native to Europe and Eurasia, meadows, roadsides, forest edges, banks of the plains to the highlands.
Special Features: Dark reddish-purple stems and leaves.The color of ANGELICA sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead' can be described as maroon to burgundy. The ANGELICA is an impressive attraction in the garden. The growth of 'Vicar's Mead' is slightly shorter than the species.
Basic Colour: (pink/salmon)
Flower Colour: large umbels of pale purple pink
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z4
Foliage: pinnatisect, lanceolate, serrate, dark
Growth Habit: tall
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 120 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
pH value: 4.5 - 7.8
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Angelica grows primarily upwards to a height of 3 feet, and will produce large umbels of yellow-green flowers.
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.
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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