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Botanical name: Angelica gigas
Other names: Korean angelica, Purple angelica
Species: A. gigas - A. gigas is a large short lived herbacous perennial with attractive divided foliage. In late summer to early autumn, it bears large rounded umbels of purple flowers on red-flushed, branching stems.
Angelica gigas is: Deciduous
Flower: Purple, Dark-crimson in Summer; Purple, Dark-crimson in Autumn
Foliage: Green in Summer; Green in Autumn
Habit: Open stems, Spreading, Upright
Companion planting: This plant can hold its own against big bold plants such as hostas.
Plant with: Angelica archangelica (Angelica)
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: The plants usually die after flowering and producing seeds. As a biennial, plants will naturally fade away after setting seed. For a continuing display, sow seeds in spring for flowers the following year.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Light and heat are required for germination. Surface sow or lightly cover seeds with bottom heat between 10-16C. Transplant when seedlings are still small since older plants resent root disturbance.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Angelica gigas (Korean angelica) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging, Wildflower
Cultivation: Grow in deep fertile soil, avoiding very hot or dry positions.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, East, West|
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The sowing instructions on my seed packet are minimal, I have read it should be sown fresh, which hasn't happened because I've just bought a packet of seeds. Some instructions say sow in pot in coldframe on edge to avoid rotting, in spring, my seed packet says sow march-may, and that's all it says. But I've read that it can be hard to germinate. Any advice appreciated.
Angelica gigas has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.
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