Angelica gigas

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Buy Angelica gigas angelica: Tall, dramatic burgundy flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full or partial shade
  • Soil: deep, moist, fertile, loamy soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived)

    This angelica is a stunning, architectural plant that will add height and drama to a border. It produces dome-shaped heads of plum-purple flowers on red-tinted stems in August and September and it has pretty, deeply cut leaves. Try it at the back of a sunny herbaceous or mixed border, where the flowerheads will attract bees. It performs best in moist, fertile soil. This plant is usually short-lived and will die back after setting seed.

  • Garden care: To prevent the plant from self-seeding, deadhead after flowering. Even if you leave the seedheads, it tends not to self-seed as freely as other angelicas, so needs to be replaced regularly.

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Notes on Angelica gigas

"The domed, beetroot-red heads and thick stems of this branching biennial angelica can dominate a summer border - but they need a sunny position and a pale backdrop to show off those dark architectural stems"

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Stunning biennial in second year

The Pod



Not as useful as I had thought


Should have been good in bog garden,, but did not survive flooding turning garden area into water garden



Great quality plants supplied


Plants grew on really well from when they were delivered ,will order again


North Wales


Nice size plant slow grower


Waiting for it to shine slow grower may be where I have planted will see what happens over time hoping it gives a star turn in year 2

Murphy J



Great plants- fantastic germination


These grew well and were easy maintenance once i was aware they are a slug magnet when small. Excellent plants

garden dabbler





the plant was very healthy when it arrived, however due to the unusually dry summer I lost my plant,


Holmfirth, West Yorkshire


Three of Crocus's plants make a high impact in a big border!


These plants give a very visible and interesting display, which makes them useful in generously filling empty spots in late summer - I like to keep them in deep pots so I can maximise height and move around among other tall plants

Oxford gardener





A beauty. However, I have had to start growing it in a huge pot on the sunny terrace because something in my garden, and not the slugs, is quite partial to it. I have a really big planter I used for an olive tree that died and I grow it with verbena bonariensis and pennisetum purpureum. I am not too keen on the modern designer garden looks as I prefer the cottage and wildlife garden madness but this combo works very well in my pot against a white wall especially in the evening when a solar light glow.




Well pleased !


Slow to start but a great finish.




Bees Bees Bees


Not to be honest a beautiful plant, but unusual, before they burst from their sack the flower head looks similar to a small aubergine, and I almost felt the need to peel away the layers to free it, but when free its a Bee fest, such activity its a joy to think you are doing this




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hi Crocus I'm not sure this is a question about quality! more general advice.I bought 6 angelica gigans last autumn and for the first time ever they've done nothing - I've bought them every year since I first discovered them. They are, just now in September starting to grow - they are a few inches high with new leaves!! What should I do? Might they grow next spring if I leave them where they are? I'm guessing this is partly due to the hot weather, although they did get regularly watered. I also wondered whether this could be anything to do with buying in Autumn rather than Spring - would it have been better if I'd waited? I've never bought in Autumn before so wondered if that might be relevant. I always grow them in the same place so it's not that. many thanks


I am not really sure why your plants did not grow this year, however if they are just now starting to grow, then it is likely that these will go on to flourish next year.


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