- Go Shopping
- Browse our plants A-Z
- Rare Plant List
- January 2019
- Seasonal Sale - 20% off
- Shop by category
- Shop by plant type
- Flowering by Month
- New plants in 2019
- Garden Essentials
- Burncoose Website Gift Vouchers
- National Garden Tokens
- Customer Services and Information
- News and Events
- Help and Advice
- Terms and Conditions
- Catalogue Request
- Professional Gardeners
- About Us
- Log In / Register
emailWould you like to receive Burncoose newsletters?
Keep up to date on offers, events and news from us and the rest of the Caerhays Estate.
Genus of 50 species of herbaceous perennials and biennials mainly from damp woodland, meadows, fens and streambanks in the northern hemisphere.
Their architectural quality make them suitable as specimen plants in borders or by ponds.
A. archangelica is well-known as a decoration for cakes and puddings and has been cultivated since ancient times as a medicine, flavouring agent and vegetable.
It is thought that the stems were the inspiration for the fluted Doric columns of ancient Greece.
In the garden if it is prevented from flowering or flowers are removed before they set seed it will often flower for a second year.