Norwegian Angelica, Angelica, Archangel, Wild Parship Angelica archangelica

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Botanical Name:

Angelica archangelica

Family:

Apiaceae

Genus:

Angelica

Species:

archangelica

Common Name:

Norwegian Angelica, Angelica, Archangel, Wild Parship

Height:
4-5 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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  • Angelica archangelica

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
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In a Nutshell:
* The leaves are eaten raw or cooked. A liquorice-like flavour, they can be used as a flavouring in mixed salads. They are also used to sweeten tart fruits.
* The stalks should be peeled, they can be used like celery. They can also be used to sweeten tart fruits and to make jam. They are often crystallised in sugar and used as sweets and cake decorations.
* The seed is used as a flavouring in liqueurs such as Chartreuse. A tea can be made from the leaves, seed or roots.
* Angelica has a long folk-history of use as a medicinal herb, in particular for the treatment of digestive disorders and problems with blood circulation. The root is the most active medicinally, it should be harvested in the autumn of its first year of growth, sliced longitudinally if necessary and dried quickly.
* The plants have a pervading aromatic odour. more...
* Angelica archangelica grows wild in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, mostly in the northern parts of the countries.
* The essential oil of the roots of Angelica archangelica contains ?-terebangelene, C10H16, and other terpenes, the oil of the seeds also contains ?-terebangelene, together with methylethylacetic acid and hydroxymyristic acid. more...
Angelica archangelica , commonly known as Garden Angelica , Holy Ghost , Wild Celery , and Norwegian angelica , is a biennial plant from the Apiaceae family Apiaceae family, formerly known as Umbelleferae. Synonyms include Archangelica officinalis Hoffm., and Archangelica officinalis var. himalaica C.B.Clarke).
Physical Characteristics  Angelica archangelica is a BIENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in). It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very acid soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
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