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Angelica japonica
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Angelica japonica

Ashitaba

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Item #: 8157

Zones: 7a to 9b, possibly colder

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Japan

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


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Native to the sea coasts of Honshu, Japan, this umbellifer (member of the carrot family) has proven to be a great bold-textured garden specimen, forming an 18" tall x 3' wide basal rosette of glossy dark evergreen leaves. After a couple of years, an ashitaba rosette is topped with a thick 5' tall spike of upright-facing large white umbels in mid-July. After flowering, the clump goes dormant until late fall when it emerges and subsequently remains evergreen through the winter. Angelica keiskei is used medicinally as a diuretic and health food as well as to prevent heart attacks and cancer...a regular renaissance plant.