Scientific Name: Angelica gigas
Common Name: giant angelica
Family Name: Apiaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Biennial, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Group or mass planting, Medicinal plant, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Tripinnate, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Umbel, Purple, Dark-red, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Stems ribbed, purplish, 1-2m tall; leaves 20-40cm long x 20-30cm wide; divided twice into toothed leaflets and pinnae; umbel 5-8cm wide with dark purple-red florets in summer.