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Angelica gigas (Korean angelica)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3ft 11in
Max height
3ft 11in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Angelica gigas

Other names

Korean angelica, Purple angelica

Genus

Angelica 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

Habit

Open stems, Spreading, Upright

Flower

Dark-crimson, Purple in Summer; Purple, Dark-crimson in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Slugs , Snails Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

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.

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Angelica gigas (Korean angelica) will reach a height of 3ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 11in 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.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

This plant can hold its own against big bold plants such as hostas.

Botanical name

Angelica gigas

Other names

Korean angelica, Purple angelica

Genus

Angelica 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Open stems, Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-crimson, Purple in Summer; Purple, Dark-crimson in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf-mining sawflies , Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

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.

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Angelica gigas (Korean angelica) will reach a height of 3ft 11in and a spread of 3ft 11in 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.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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This plant can hold its own against big bold plants such as hostas.

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