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Angelica gigas

Purple Angelica

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Angelica gigas (Purple Angelica). This short lived perennial has erect branched, purple stems holding rounded umbels of purple flowers. The leaves are blue-green and palmate.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herb

Other common names

Korean angelica

Origin

Japan, Korea

Interest and use

Culinary - a flavouring for gin, liqueurs, candied stems and leaves in cake decoration; and traditional medicinal uses.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Loamy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prefers deep, fertile, moist soil.

Propagation

By seed. Seeds need light to germinate.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Snails and slugs.

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