This new, giant angelica from Taiwan is a clump forming biennial or short-lived perennial, bearing attractive, purple-bracted umbels of dense, cream, football-sized flower heads followed by amazing heavy heads of perfumed seeds. These are supported on very thick stems above bold, fragrant, shiny basal foliage. This substantial plant will make an impressive statement in the mid to back border.
Sow seeds IMMEDIATELY you receive them, at any time of the year, they depend on having several months, sometimes up to a year in cold, damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they will germinate. Keep the seed tray moist in a cold greenhouse or shady corner and do not discard. These fresh seeds can be very slow to germinate but do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may simply disrupt their germination mechanism causing them to enter even deeper dormancy.
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial