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B3B3 Posts: 21,523

I've just bought an angelica plant.

Can I put it in a container for this year and plant it out next year or should I bung it straight in?

I fancy a bit of height on the patio.

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    Many of the angelicas are biennial or at least monocarpic. How big is it?

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,523

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    Here  it is.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,346

    I would plant that out.

    In my garden Angelicas appear to be triennial, taking 3 years to build up to flowering and then they die.

    I have grown both gigas and archangelica and both seem to behave the same way.

    Lovely architectural plants. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    Says grow your own so guess it's A. archangelica. Not sure if that one's biennial or perennial. It looks a bit small but might take off and flower if you plant it out.

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,523

    Ok. fancied an architectural plant on the patio for a year. Will plant it out.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,569

    If you wanted a perennial with comparable stature (if a slightly less elegant flower) you could get lovage. It's more useful than angelica in the kitchen but flat yellow umbel flowers rather than angelica's nice white ones. I've got one that's about 5 years old - it's very tall - 8 feet I should think - but hasn't spread or self seeded (I do collect and eat the seeds which probably slows it up a bit on the self seeding front)

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,523

    Will have a look out for blockage.

    I've had an artichoke violetta di choggia  in the front garden for many years. I grow it for the flowers. This is a great architectural plant too  - and very hardy. The only problems are ant farms and cats jumping in the middle of it.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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