|Named for the Latin word for angel, this was once prized for its angelic healing properties. Today it provides a different kind of tonic. The seeds flavor gin, vermouth, chartreuse and other liqueurs, and the leaves are used to prepare hop bitters. A short-lived perennial that usually dies or declines after setting seed, Angelica is often grown as a biennial. It may grow as tall as 7 feet, with stout stems and slightly gawky flower heads. Angelicas like moisture and will prosper by the water. They do best in light shade, although they will grow in full sun if soil is kept moist. Propogate from seeds planted in late summer to early fall.
A new introduction from Korea, where it is grown for medicinal purposes. This large-growing species produces huge flower clusters on stalks 4 to 6 feet tall that bees and wasps find irresistible.
Attributes - Angelica gigas
Plant Type: Biennial
Bloom Season: Late Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Showy Flowers.