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Family: ApiaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: YellowLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: Semi-EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
A monocarpic umbellifer with incredible glossy green divided leaves and heads of pale yellow flowers to 40cm. Sun, drained soil.
We have given up with most monocarpic plants as they tend to be a bit of a let down! The idea of a monocarpic plant is that you get a leafy plant for 1 or more years and then it flowers, sets seed and dies. This of course relies on the seed being fertile and germinating to give you new plants the following year - many aren't easy!
Angelica pachycarpa is an exception and well worth growing for it's super glossy deep green leaves and relatively large heads of flowers on a stocky plant. Looks lovely with blue leafed grasses and selections of Geranium sanguineum and it likes the same conditions.
Well drained soil in full sun for the best effect. Although it does produce seed on it's own, we strongly recommend growing 2 or more plants together to increase the quantity and quality of the seed.
Syn. Angelica hispanica.
From Portugal and Spain. Some sources claim it is a New Zealand native but it's actually a naturalised weed there...