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.
Many of the angelicas are biennial or at least monocarpic. How big is it?
Here it is.
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.
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.
Ok. fancied an architectural plant on the patio for a year. Will plant it out.
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)
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.