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Angelica gigas


Angelica gigas produces giant, crimson-purple, umbrella-shaped flowers; borne on dark stalks nearly two metres high!

Add a bit of drama to the garden with Angelica gigas, a giant angelica that has bold, ornamental, highly-divided leaves. Large, crimson-purple, umbrella (umbel) shaped flowers are borne on dark purple stalks rising nearly two metres in height! Very attractive to pollinators and beneficials. Angelica are short-lived perennials or biennials. Allow the seeds to form and fall into the garden. They should gently reseed here and there in the border producing fun and surprising displays. You can also move young plants about and create your own designs.

Common Name: Giant Angelica

Family: Apiaceae (The Carrot/Parsley Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forests, grasslands, and banks of streams.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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