GIANT KOREAN ANGELICA Gigas
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Angelica gigas, also called Korean angelica, giant angelica, purple parsnip, and dangquai, is a stout plant that is 1 to 2 meters high with a purplish ribbed stem. Its dark purple-red flowers bloom in mid to late summer.
Giant angelica prefers moist soil and full sun or semi-. The plant is best propagated through seeds in the spring. Allow the abundant seeds to fall to ensure many years of enjoyment.
Type: Short lived perennial that will easily reseed
Location: Sun or part
Height: Up to 6 feet
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.
Alternatively, these seeds can also be planted outdoors in fall, winter, or early spring, while temperatures are still cold (but ground is workable) to germinate naturally in spring. Be sure to mark the area where you planted them, and that the soil is consistently moist.