Wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris)
is a bold and statuesque plant that grows from 3 to 6 feet tall. It resembles the more familiar common angelica, except that its flowers are showier and its flavor more pronounced. (See Dans la cuisine
for recipes using angelica.)
Wild angelica has stunning pinnate foliage. Its thick, hollow stems are purplish and never need staking (and incidentally are one of the parts used culinarily). In early to midsummer, it is crowned profusely with big umbels of lacy white flowers, resembling globe-shaped Queen Anne's lace. The seed heads are also showy, and the plant self-sows easily. It is a biennial. Plant wild angelica in a well-irrigated garden or in a naturally moist to wet area. It is found in flood plains in the wild.
Size: 350 seeds