Special features: decorative foliage and fascinating flowers.
Distinction: Gold Medal 1993 Plantarium in Boskoop (Holland).
Colour: onion-sized flowering buds open to large hemispherical, dark, reddish-purple colored flowers
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Winter Hardiness: Z4-9.
Growth Habit: upright, stout flowering stems
Foliage: dark green leaves consisting of three roughly identical leaf parts
Height with Flower: 140-160 cm.
Spacing between Plants: 75 cm.
Soil Requirement: any good garden soil, pH 5.8 - 6.8.
Location: full sun or partial shade.
Use: a striking architectural plant either alone or in small groups. Possible neighbours are Rudbeckia, Echinops "Arctic Glow" and Stokesia "Omega Skyrocket"
Specialities: lush, tropical-looking; reseeds in the garden for long term use.
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2
Seed Requirement: 5 g / 1000 plants
Best Sowing Date: November - March
Way of Germination: Tricky Germinator
Germination: These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatues of less than +5°C are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. See as well coldgerminator.
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to salable Plant: 6 - 10 weeks
Potting of angelica.
These plants should be grown in full sun, except in the warm West and Deep South, where afternoon shade is advisable. Angelica needs plenty of fertilizer and moisture. Harvest the leaves in the spring before the plants bloom. A light harvest can also be taken just before fall frost. The leaves, stems, seeds and roots are edible and used in cooking, candying, tisanes, teas and liqueurs.
Propagation of angelica.
Sow seeds straight outdoors in late summer as soon as fresh seeds are available. The seeds will not last in storage. Transplanting is difficult, so its better to direct-seed them.