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Angelica sylvestris 'Ebony'
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angelica 'Ebony'

'Ebony' is a biennial, to 75cm tall, with dark purple, divided leaves and pink and grey umbels of flowers in late summer

Synonyms
Angelica 'Ebony'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple
Summer Grey Silver Pink Purple
Autumn Purple
Winter Purple
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Apiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Angelica are large biennials or herbaceous perennials, some monocarpic, with pinnately or palmately divided leaves and small white or purple flowers in large umbels

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Prefers moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn; Leave outdoors to chill, it will germinate in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

None required

Pests

Generally trouble free

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