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Angelica gigas (Korean Angelica) Herb SEEDS

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Korean Angelica (Angelica gigas)Herb Seeds

Korean Angelica is a biennial plant that is becoming more and more fashionable in the garden, and is a fabulous addition to any border it can reach up to 1.5 M it has  dark green foliage and beautiful beet-root red flowers in flat umbels that are ten to twenty centimeters wide a real show-stopper and great for flower arranging. The foliage and hollow grooved stems have a faint aniseed odor. Angelica is a graceful plant in any situation. this plant is also known as Purple Angelica. Its large flower heads are bee and butterfly friendly too and if you leave the seed-heads in place the birds will love it too.

A large architecturally stunning plant that can reach 6 ft tall, Angelica is an interesting addition to the herb garden,but it will also take its place in the border too. They are best sited in a full sun position, but will take some shade, and prefer moist soil. 

Due to the size of the plant and leaves, Angelica can be windblown, so may need staking once it has reached full size.

Growing Instructions

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.

Herb Usage

Angelica has been said to be an aphrodisiac, an antidote to poisons can word off the the plague and a used as a protection against witches! It is probably more famous for the candied stems for on cakes but the roots can also be used in various culinary ways - including giving the characteristic flavour to Benedictine.

Buy Korean Angelica Online

Our potted Korean Angelica herb seeds are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

Angelica gigas (Korean Angelica) Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower colour Red
Height 150cm
Spread 150cm
Latin Name Angelica gigas
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
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    ANGELICA GIGAS

    Posted by GRAHAM ROBERTSON on 29th Jun 2015

    HAVING GROWN THE WHITE VARIETY I HAVE DECIDED TO TRY AND GROW THE RED VARIETY FROM SEED FOR NEXT YEAR.HOPE IT IS AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE WHITE VERSION AS IT MUST BE 7 FEET TALL IN MY GARDEN WITH LARGE FLOWER HEADS!