|Flower unfurling like a burgundy alien monstrosity. How cool! |
After many failed attempts to grow angelica from seed, I picked up a cellpack with many seedlings from the HPS/MAG spring plant sale two years ago. Even though it's supposed to be a biennial, it didn't bloom the following year, staying as a smallish plant through the season. But finally, this is the year of flowers. The plants are much larger, starting to reach for the sky. I thought that the bulgy pods I spotted by mid-summer were flower buds, but as the photos below show, they are actually the way the leaves and stalks progress upwards. But then, by late August, a real flowerbud. Now I hope they self-seed.
||purple (late summer-fall)
||prefers moist soil
||Seed is short-viable. Sow soon after harvesting; will germinate at room temperature.
detailed seed-starting info below
|After a December snowfall, the remaining seedheads contrast nicely with the bright surroundings. |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|kate||Mar 31, 2010||please include the use of the plants along with other information.|
I do when I know - but mostly, these pages are a record of my experiences with the plants as horticultural subjects.
|sue||Jan 31, 2014||will you have this plant for sale any time soon ? I have a few seeds I just rec'd from a friend but i have been reading that they are not easy to grow .
just want a back up plan :) thank you sue |
Afraid not. I have just a few seedlings myself, most years.
- Seed from '09 garden, stored cold between harvest and sowing (about 1 month). Baggy 70F, with some exposure to light (67%G, 12-19d). Also baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (65%G, 6-12d)
Previous attempts with traded seed had been unsuccessful, either at room temperature or with cold treatment. With fresh and cold-stored seed, it looks like a cold stage neither helps nor hurts.
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