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Hi folks,sitting here in a cafewith Wifi because Virgin cut me off, without warning, 3 weeks before the agreed change ISP date. But that's a rant all by itself.

I have grown Angelica gigas from 2 different sources, one has the expected red pigment in the leaves, the other has not. Is it likely the light green ones are angelica gigas? 

I'll pick up any answers in a day or two Thanks


nutcutlet... how nice to see you around again,... I feared you might have fallen into a Fenland swamp...

...sorry to hear of your problems with ISP' of the reasons I'm so reluctant to change, even though I know I should...

..cannot answer your question, so 'ttt'....[to the top]... in the hope someone else might..


I wondered what had happened to you too - noticed you were missing from the plant ID threads!  I'm also due to change ISP so thanks for the heads-up. Sorry, can't answer your Q though - did a google and didn't realise how many forms there were - the scandinavian ones that survive -40C were a surprise - always thought of it as a 'mediterranean' plant.


I think that gigas is the purple/red one. I have grown archangelica which is just green.

Nutcutlet - do you have a smartphone? You can turn them into a temporary modem for your laptop to access the Internet - its what I do whenever we change service provider. If you don't know how todo it, happy to provide instructions!



I acquired some angelica gigas seed last year and raised 4 plants. They are now planted out to flower next year. They are green leaved with a bit of red at the base of each leaf. The parent plant definitely had the red flower head.

 Tonight at hampton court show on beeb 2 , there was another variety of angelica gigas called ebony which had red leaves as well as red flower. Maybe you have some of each.


Thanks folks, looks like wait and see. I can remember seeing gigas in a garden, completely covered in insects which is why I went for it. Didn't pay attention to the leaves unfortunately. The green ones look like the common angelica ?archangelica or sylvestris, the sort you can soak in sugat and put on cakes. The red ones look exciting but only 2 of those.

Jontyd. I don't even know what a smart phone is but I do have this little Samsung item that is a ? netbook. Works well.


PS, nice to be missed. Back in full working order on 22nd July. 

Not fallen in a drain Salino, though people do that regularly down our road.


It's the one with the green leaves


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