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Angelica gigas

Description:

A wonderful biennial plant that actually survives Alaskan winters to bloom the second year. Angelica gigas comes up early in the year, letting you know of its presence right away. The divided foliage which looks somewhat like wild cow parsley is strong and disease free. Late in the season, the bloom stalks shoot up to 6 or 7’, producing a wonderful deep maroon ball which is loved by bees, flies and hornets as they fill their winter supplies of honey.

Zone:

4 – Although we think this may be even lower, as it has survived for many years with or without snow cover.

Bloom Color:

Deep lovely maroon

Habit:

Foliage is mounding, with the bloom stalk standing well above

Bloom Time:

Late summer – August to September

Light:

Full sun to part shade

Height:

Tops out at 6-7’

Author: Betty Shadura

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