A striking statuesque herb valued for both its medicinal and culinary uses and the large umbels of white flowers produced in the second year.
- Tall and statuesque
- Beneficial medicinal herb
- Easy to grow
A plant that had the reputation of protection against evil and treatment for the plague-the root was consumed to try and ward off the sickness. Angelica is now better known as a decorative confectionary made from the green stems. It is an important ingredient in liqueurs and aperitifs
- Height: 100-150cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - August
This massive and impressive herb grows well in both sun or shade and as a biennial puts on plenty of leafy growth in the first year before sending up a thick stem with huge umbels of white flowers the following year. It is better planted in the ground due to its size, in containers it becomes quite pot bound and not very tall. The ripe seeds can be collected in late summer and have much better viability if sown within three months. They can be left to fall naturally from the plant and self-seed.
The aromatic root, stem, seed and leaf of angelica has a long history in both medicine and cookery.
The crystallised stems are famously candied and the flavourful seeds and leaves have long been added to beverages and liqueurs, however it is not used to its full potential in the kitchen as it can flavour fish, poultry, cooked fruits, soups and stews.
Angelica has a rounded bitter and sweet taste. It can be prepared into an earthy tea or tincture. ‘A friend to the aged’, it provides a warming tonic effect, particularly strengthening to the heart and stomach.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.