Holy ghost seeds

Purple Holy Ghost Seeds,ANGELICA sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’,

ANGELICA sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’ Purple Holy Ghost (taiwaniana, sylvestris ‘Purpurea’) A beautiful biennial Herb ,culinary ,medicinal,and insectary
Angelica sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’ is a lovely variety of the common herb. Rich, deep purple foliage and large pink tinged flowers which turn to white upon maturity. Flowers from June to September. Lovely specimen for a natural/wildlife area of the garden. Hardy perennial. Easy to grow. Prefers partial shade in a well drained soil. Height 1m.
Plant Description
Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Apiaceae
Origin: Breeding. The species is native to Europe and Eurasia, meadows, roadsides, forest edges, banks of the plains to the highlands.
Special Features: Dark reddish-purple stems and leaves.The color of ANGELICA sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’ can be described as maroon to burgundy. The ANGELICA is an impressive attraction in the garden. The growth of ‘Vicar’s Mead’ is slightly shorter than the species.
Basic Colour: (pink/salmon)
Flower Colour: large umbels of pale purple pink
Natural Flowering Period: June – September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 – Z4
Foliage: pinnatisect, lanceolate, serrate, dark
Growth Habit: tall
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 120 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
pH value: 4.5 – 7.8
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Angelica grows primarily upwards to a height of 3 feet, and will produce large umbels of yellow-green flowers.
GROWING
Seeds must have light to germinate and need only be pressed into the surface of the soil and NEVER buried.
Germinates in 21-28 days if kept at 70 degrees and moist.
Angelica is not difficult to germinate, but may take several weeks. It is best started in late summer early fall, or early spring. To improve germination rates and seedling viability, stratification and indoor starting are recommended.
Prefers partial shade to full sun, and grows better with light, well-drained soil or moist loam. Angelica is adaptable to varying light levels, but grows best in partial shade in proximity to water.
HARVESTING
Nearly every part of this plant can be used medicinally. Leaves can be carefully collected in the first year, just be mindful not to over harvest or cause undue damage to the main stem. Root can be harvested late in the first year, or in spring the following year.

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‘Holy Ghost’ Angelica

Angelica, sometimes referred to as garden angelica and wild celery, is from the Apiaceae family. It is a biennial plant, cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots.

Our seed comes from our friend, the great Frank Morton, of Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon.

NOTE: Germination rate and seed life duration is notoriously low on angelica.

GROWING TIPS: Angelica seed is notorious for being difficult to germinate. This seed was collected in the fall of 2018, and it is has been kept in fridge since then to mimic its fussy stratification habit, which is essentially wild.

With seed that is dried out like ours, we recommend starting seeds in pots or trays with potting soil (get it wet), placing these in a plastic bag, and putting them in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Angelica seed needs direct sunlight for germination. DO NOT bury the seed when you plant it. Instead, scatter it on top of the soil that you are planting into, and keep it wet. Remove from fridge and take pots/trays out of plastic bag, then set outside in direct sun.

You can also try direct seeding in the spring by simply scattering seed on top of prepared soil and keeping it wet.

Angelica, Holy Ghost (Angelica Archangelica) – 30 Seeds

Description:
A lesser known, but endlessly useful herb, Angelica Holy Ghost has been used for centuries as a flavoring for liqueurs, seasoning for fish, essential oils, and fragrances. Even the stems themselves can be candied! Similar in aroma to musk or juniper, Angelica has an interesting history and a wide variety of purposes.

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Medicinal Properties:
Angelica is an excellent digestive tonic ingredient because it stimulates the production of digestive enzymes. It is used to improve the appetite and the assimilation of nutrients. The volatile oil contained in angelica makes it a good carminative to relieve gas. Angelica is beneficial during convalescence and debility. The seeds are used to flavor alcoholic beverages and are considered milder in nature than the root.

Planting Instructions:
Angelica seeds need a cold spell to break dormancy and must be stratified. Seeds sown directly where the plants are to grow in the Autumn will naturally be exposed to this over winter. Indoor sown Angelica seeds should be planted into moist compost and stored in a fridge for 30 days, then moved to the warmth of around 65°F to germinate. Sow the seed in growing cells, trays or pots containing a good quality seed compost with a very light covering of vermiculite as the seeds need light to germinate. The seedlings should be transplanted when they have their first set of true leaves. Older plants are less amenable to root disturbance and transplantation than young seedlings so plant into their final positions at a distance of about 1m (3ft) apart.

Season: Biennial
Average Germ Time: 45-60 days
Light Required: Yes
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 2-3
Plant Spacing: 4-6 feet

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