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Bai Zhi, Dahurian Angelica
Angelica dahurica

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Angelica (an-JEL-ee-kuh) (Info)
Species: dahurica (da-HYUR-ih-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Biennials

Herbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant is monocarpic

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 2, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant which is is native to much of Asia and most commonly cultivated in China. It has flat umbels of small white blooms and bipinnate leaves. It is used as a "sweat inducing" herb. When ingested, it may cause skin sensitivity to sunlight snd can cause dermatitis when handled. The seeds need sunlight to germinate so do not cover with soil. It is a perennial if you can keep it from setting seed.Only the root is used in herbal preparations.