GIANT TAIWAN ANGELICA
Angelica taiwaniana has impressively large dense globes of cream flowers on 1.5m stems in late summer and autumn.
Perfumed seeds and fragrant foliage
Perfumed seeds and fragrant foliage are a wonderful garden asset.
So while Angelica taiwaniana makes a very showy background plant.
It will also add delightful presence with it’s fragrance.
Wonderful flower domes for cut flowers
The flower heads of Angelica taiwaniana are highly desired for floristry.
Even when dried for arrangements as well as used fresh.
Insect repelling companion plant
However Angelica taiwaniana is also a useful companion to plant behind your Brassica crops such as Cabbage and Cauliflower. Because it helps to deter pesky insects.
And what a show it puts on while doing such excellent duty.
Self sowing garden regular
Angelica taiwaniana is classified as a short lived perennial, though usually thought of as a self-sowing biennial, because it sows itself so successfully each year.
And you can easily replant them where you want them to make a handsome background.
So after flowering each year, let seed drop to renew plants for the following year, and don’t be too tidy weeding them all out.
Plant Angelica taiwaniana in Part Shade; Dappled light under trees and shrubs; Morning Sun. It absolutely loves woodland conditions with plenty of leaf litter.
Where it is frost hardy and copes in a wide variety of soils, including clay.
However it really relishes heavier soils, plenty of mulch and even boggy spots; while it may struggle in very dry sandy soil.
Hardy, easy, low maintenance, and self renewing herb with uses in ancient Chinese medicine.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Sow any time indoors in punnets, or scatter directly in garden in autumn and winter.
INDOORS: Sow on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then barely cover the seed with 1.5mm of sieved mix.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.
Now thoroughly moisten the punnet by standing in a shallow water bath. And allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.
Now drain and place the moist, sown punnet in a warm, well-lit position.
Temperatures of 15-20°C approx. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
Continue to keep the punnet moist by misting the punnet from a spray water bottle.
These seeds really respond to stable moisture levels.
Seeds germinate in approx. 21 days across 2-4 weeks.
However if the seeds are shy to germinate – it means they are dormant, and need a period of chilling to break dormancy.
So wrap the punnet in cling-wrap or a plastic bag, and keep in fridge (not freezer) for 2-4 weeks.
Then return the moist punnet to the warm, well-lit position at approx. 15-20C for germination. But do not discard the punnet too quickly, as seeds will continue to germinate over a period. Which is normal for Angelica.
SEED COUNT: 10 large seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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