Angelica

Amazing deep purple flowers !
Common name : Angelica
Scientific name : Angelica gigas
Family : Apiaceae, Umbelliferae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Pruning needed
Pruning needed
Frost resistant
Frost resistant
Angelica gigas is a large biennial with pinnately or palmately divided leaves and erect, branched, purple stems bearing large umbels of deep purple flowers in late summer and early autumn. Other Angelicas have white flowers, too.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 100 - 150
pH 7

Sow my angelica

Sow Angelica seeds just after harvest in August-September because the germinability rate drops quickly. We advise you to sow in open soil, not too crowded, because then only one Angelica occupies 1 m2. Cover the seeds slightly.

Plant my angelica

If you bought angelica, plant it in the spring. Prepare your flowerbed by unpacking with the pitchfork, or ideally by an early mulching placed in the fall, then break the clods on the surface with a claw, before planting. Expect a development of one square meter at term. Water copiously after planting. In pots, choose a clay pot of good diameter, at least 40 cm, garnish the bottom of gravel, then fill it with a mixture of earth and compost.

Water my angelica

The angelica appreciates water. Water during the summer without hesitation, once or twice a week if it is very dry, rather in the morning. Water also the first month after planting, twice a week. In pots, water twice a week between April and September if it does not rain regularly.

Prune my angelica

Cut the faded stems in early winter.

Propagate my angelica

Gather seeds in late summer, and sow them immediately in the ground.

Mulch my angelica

Mulch after planting, and then once a year before the summer, with a mulch that retains moisture, meaning less watering.

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