Chinese Angelica, Bai Zhi
Item #: 7102
Zones: 4a to 7b, at least
Height: 72" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: China, Japan, Korea, Siberia Russia, Taiwan
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Angelica dahurica is a widely-cultivated, short-lived perennial herb found naturally in moist grasslands and streamsides from 1,500' - 3,000' throughout its range in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Siberia. Angelica dahurica forms a bold-textured, deciduous rosette of aromatic foliage, topped in early summer with a massive 6' tall stalk, terminating in branched purple panicles that hold dozens of large, white, Queen Anne's Lace-like flower heads. The roots of Angelica dahurica (Du Huo/Bai Zhi) have been used medicinally since 400 B.C. to cure head and body aches, blood toxicities, as a laxative/purgative, sedative, a remedy for swollen gums and toothaches, and as a topical anti-fungal cream...and the seeds are used as a culinary liqueur flavoring. Do you really not have one yet? In good growing conditions, expect flowers in year two.