Angelica gigas
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Angelica gigas


  family apiaceae 
  genus angelica 

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Genus  Angelica Species  gigas Variety  Cultivar  Common names  angelica Family  APIACEAE Specimen number  S11559 Data source  HtZn p76
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Biennial,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Rich Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Angelica gigas can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Angelica needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are rich. This species likes full sun to partial shade. It likes moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  It may be carcinogenic Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  %s is edible.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  leaves smell like licorice Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Angelica gigas easily self-sows from last year's seeds.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Angelica gigas has coarse textured leaves. Flowers: Angelica has 8" flat flowers clusters. Blossoms appear in June and continue through August. The blossoms are typically of a burgundy color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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