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Angelica atropurpurea - Great Angelica - 50 Fresh Seeds
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Angelica atropurpurea - Great Angelica - 50 Fresh Seeds


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Angelica atropurpurea - Great Angelica - 50 Fresh Seeds

Angelica atropurpurea - Great Angelica

This listing is for 50 seeds of this US wildflower.

Angelica atropurpurea, known commonly as purplestem angelica, great angelica, American angelica, high angelica, and masterwort, is a species of flowering plant that can be found in moist and swampy woodlands, mostly by riverbanks, in eastern North America.

The plant grows to 6 feet (180 cm) tall. The erect, branching stem is purple, smooth, hollow, and sturdy. The leaves are divided into segments. The total width of a lower leaf may be up to 2 feet (60 cm). The plant has white to greenish flowers in umbrella-like heads. A head may have as many as 40 branches and be up to 8 inches (20 cm) across. The stalks can be eaten like celery and the flavor is similar. Early American settlers boiled parts of the plant to make into candy and added it to cakes and the stems, leaf stalks and roots are still used for that purpose today.

Hardy in Zones 3 to 9, it is easy to grow from seed and will quickly establish itself. The seeds are double dormant and require 2 x 60 day stratification periods, separated by 30 days at room temperature, so can either be sown outdoors in the autumn, or sown in pots and then subjected to cold weather (either in a frame or in the fridge) before the warmer spring weather encourages germination. Full instructions for growing all US wildflowers can be found at this link.

Variety Angelica
Type Seeds
Sub-Type Perennials

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