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Angelica gigas/Purple or Korean Angelica

Angelica gigas / Angelica gigas
Large umbels of purplish flowers produced in late summer and in fall
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Large umbels of purplish flowers produced in late summer and in fall

Tall, mature specimen in late summer

Close view of a flower head

Floral stalks

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Scientific Name: Angelica gigas
Common Name: Purple or Korean Angelica
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Purple Angelica, considered to be a biennial, is a fairly flat mass of a few large leaves the first year. The stem stalk and leaf veins tend to be reddish. In the second year it rises to four feet or more and produces a flowering stalk. Leaves and seeds are used in confectionery and flavoring and in liqueur preparation. The roots have some medicinal uses.