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Angelica pachycarpa(Spanish Angelica) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Spanish Angelica (Angelica pachycarpa)Herb in 1Litre Pot

Spanish Angelica is a biennial plant that is becoming more and more fashionable in the garden, and is a fabulous addition to any border as it has very glossy dark green foliage and creamy-white to greenish-white flowers in flat umbels that are ten to twenty centimeters wide. The foliage and hollow grooved stems have a faint aniseed odor. Angelica is a graceful plant in any situation. this plant is also known as Portuguese angelica, Shiny-leaved angelica or Archangel.

A large architecturally stunning plant that can reach 6 ft tall, Angelica is an interesting addition to the herb garden, it will also take its place in the border too. They are best sited in a full sun position, but will take some shade, and prefer moist soil. 

Due to the size of the plant and leaves, Angelica can be windblown, so may need staking once it has reached full size.

Herb Usage

Angelica has been said to be an aphrodisiac, an antidote to poisons can word off the the plague and a used as a protection against witches! It is probably more famous for the candied stems for on cakes but the roots can also be used in various culinary ways - including giving the characteristic flavour to Benedictine.

Buy Spanish Angelica Online

Our potted Spanish Angelica herb plants are generally available to buy online from March to September.

Angelica pachycarpa(Spanish Angelica) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Cream
Height 150cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Angelica pachycarpa
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal