Korean Angelica – my official FAVORITE PLANT


Looking Dull.

I obtained my first Korean Angelica (Angelica gigas) plants from the Friends School Plant Sale (neonicotinoid free) several years ago.  I didn’t know quite what to expect.  That first year, the plants were somewhat dull.  They just sat there and photosynthesized.

The plants made it through the winter and I waited in breathless anticipation.  Round about mid-July, a purplish stalk shot up and erupted into the craziest flowers I’d ever seen.    IMG_9021

Korean Angelica is the plant that would inhabit the nightmares of folks who are afraid of bees.


Pollinator Smorgasbord.








The third year the plants were gone; they’re biennials.  I just buy them every year so I have some in the boring phase and some in the phantasmagical stage.



Chester sitting next to Korean Angelica to help with perspective.









My plants self-seeded last year. Here are the adorable babies.

Musical Moment

This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>