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
100 - 150
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.