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A large architecturally stunning plant that can reach 6 ft tall, Angelica gigas is an interesting addition to the herb garden, and is best sited in a full sun position, but will take some shade, and prefer moist soil. Angelica gigas is a biennial plant that is becoming more and more fashionable in the garden, and is a fabulous addition to any border as it produces magnificent large leaves with a purple vein. From July onwards, Angelica gigas produces umbels of deep red to purple flowers, which are a real show stopper. Angelica gigas is a graceful plant and adds interest in late summer.
Preferring well-drained moist soil, these hardy plants will cope in most conditions, including clay.
Due to the height and size of the leaves, Angelica gigas can be windblown, so may need staking once it has reached full size.
Angelica gigas comes true from seed, propagation is best with warm conditions, sow and cover with a fine lay of compost/vermiculite. Keep moist and germination should be 14-21 days.
Seed is best collected in early autumn from the fading flower heads, pick the large full seeds, dry and sow in spring.