Angelica gigas

Giant Angelica

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Painted in bold tones of deep plum, the round buds open into extraordinary domed flowers that reach an astonishing 8 in. across and, set against burly, freely branching burgundy stems and vigorous green foliage, have a dark allure. Give this Korean native plenty of room as it rockets skyward. 

More About Angelica gigas

  • Long known as an important herbaceous healer, Angelica dignifies the border with its strongly sculptural presence.

Decorative foliage and fascinating flowers. Onion-sized flowering buds open to large hemispherical, dark, reddish-purple colored flowers. Decorative foliage. Lush, tropical-looking, reseeds in the garden for long term use. A striking architectural plant either alone or in small groups. Gold Medal prize winner at Plantarium in Boskoop, Holland, 1993.


4-5 ft


2-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Angelica gigas Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Cottage Garden
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Medicinal


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Flower Color

  • Purple


  • Spreading
  • Upright