Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Angelica gigas, Angelica, Korean Angelica, Purple Angelica

Common Name: Angelica, Korean Angelica, Purple Angelica

Genus: Angelica

Species: gigas

Characteristics of Plant
A biennial plant that can grow to 6' tall. Dark reddish-purple arise in the summer months of July and August.

Angelica can be used as a cutting flower and makes a nice tall back of the border type plant.

Please note that Angelica giga IS NOT an edible herb. That is Angelica archangelica which has the common name of Wild Parsnip.

Germination of seeds can be slow and can happen over the course of 2 years. Winter sowing can help somewhat with the germination. Otherwise give seed a cold chill of 40F for 4 weeks and than move to warmer temps of 68F.

Shop seed from these EG member's stores.
http://www.seedsite.eu/

Life Cycle
Biennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Winter Sow

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/4"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
4 -6 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Flower Color
DarkPurple

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
Yes

Additional Uses
Borders

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"Angelica gigas ... Photo copyrighted to Jonna Sudenius."
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