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A large architecturally stunning plant that can reach 6 ft tall, Angelica is an interesting addition to the herb garden, and are best sited in a full sun position, but will take some shade, and prefer moist soil. Angelica archangelica, commonly known as Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost, Wild Celery, and Norwegian angelica, is a biennial plant that is becoming more and more fashionable in the garden.
Found in the Northern regions of Denmark, Iceland and Scandinavia, Angelica is used here to flavour local aquavits, and elsewhere it is used in the production of candied cake decoration. It has also been used as a digestive stimulant in the past.
Due to the height and size of the leaves, Angelica can be windblown, so may need staking once it has reached full size. Producing a large cream head of flowers in early spring, angelica is a graceful plant in any situation.