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Angelica gigas coll. #A1K-050
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Angelica gigas coll A1K050

Korean Angelica

Item #: 4828

Zones: 6a to 8a, at least

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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I have long admired the striking beauty of Angelica gigas from the original Barry Yinger introductions at the US National Arboretum. When I was finally able to obtain plants, they withered away in our summer heat. Finally over a decade later, I was able to travel to Korea's Mt. Sorak and re-collect seed. Imagine my surprise when these plants thrived in our hot, muggy summers. We are glad to be able to share our re-collection of this great garden plant. The basal green leaves form a 2' wide clump that resembles a parsnip on steroids. After the rosette has gone through a winter, it rewards you with a 6' tall, branched, dark purple stalk with each branch ending in 2-3" wide, wine-purple, dome-like flower heads. This is a striking plant...begging for a slightly moist place in the border.

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