Plant Type
Sunlight Amount
Angelica archangelica
Angelica archangelica

Angelica is a tall, hardy biennial herb with dramatic stalks that can be candied and used on cakes or cookies. The first year, the plant produces beautiful frilly green foliage. The second year, angelica sends up flower stalks and then produces seeds. The flowers and foliage make a dramatic back-of-the-border accent in perennial beds. The celery-flavor stems may be eaten raw or candied for use in baking. Use the dried root in tea. Plants might self-sow, but plant new angelica each year to ensure a constant supply. Grow it in full sun or dappled shade in rich, organic soil.

genus name
  • Angelica
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • 8 to 20 feet
  • To 3 feet wide
flower color
season features
problem solvers
special features
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

More varieties for angelica

Purple angelica

Purple angelica

Angelica gigas has deep purple flowers and purple-black stems on plants that reach up to 6 feet tall. It is a biennial or short-lived perennial, and it's sometimes called Korean angelica or giant angelica.

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