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Korean Angelica, Purple Angelica
The stately purple angelica is both an ornamental and herbal garden biennial or short-lived perennial that originates from the meadows and river valleys of China, Korea and Japan. It's a towering majestic garden plant that produces huge umbels of purplish flowers in summer. These are supported by equally appealing tall, branched, purple stems.
The coarsely divided, compound leaves of this large, clump-forming herb are purplish green. Conspicuous purple leaf sheaths surround the base of each leaf stem. In mid to late summer, it produces towering branched stems topped with dark purple, rounded, umbrella-like flowers. These are visited by a suite of pollinating insects and followed by many small, striated seeds that fall to the ground and may germinate.
Grow purple angelica in spacious herb gardens or perennial borders with full to partial sun and rich garden loam with average drainage. The flowers add a truly spectacular architectural flare to garden spaces and are long-lasting when cut. Be sure to plant this in a spot with ample room. Plants can become quite sizable with age.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
China, Japan, Korea
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Purple, Dark Green
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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