How Do You Plant an Angel’s Fishing Pole?

Angel’s fishing pole is a type of wildflower that is native to North America. The plant has delicate, fern-like foliage and delicate, white flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer. They are easy to grow and can be found in gardens and meadows across the United States.

The best time to plant an angel’s fishing pole is in the spring when the soil is warm and moist. You can either purchase plants or start them from seed.

If you choose to start them from seed, you should do so indoors about six weeks before you plan to transplant them outdoors. Plant the seeds in small pots filled with potting soil and keep them at a temperature between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit. After they have germinated, they can be moved outside into the garden or into larger containers.

When planting your angel’s fishing pole outdoors, select a spot with full sun or partial shade exposure and well-draining soil. Make sure that the area doesn’t have standing water after it rains.

Dig a hole twice as deep as the root ball of your plant and twice as wide. Place your plant in the hole, backfill it with soil, and lightly tamp down to remove air pockets.

Water newly planted angel’s fishing poles generously until established. The plants will need about 1” of water per week for optimal growth so make sure that you water regularly during dry spells or during periods of intense heat.


Planting an angel’s fishing pole is easy if done correctly! All it takes is some preparation beforehand, selecting an ideal spot for planting, digging a hole twice as deep as the root ball of your plant, placing your plant in the hole, backfilling it with soil, lightly tamping down to remove air pockets, and watering generously until established.

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Michael Allen