Angelica Overview

Description 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
Common Name Angelica
Plant Type Herb, Perennial
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 3 to 8 feet
Width null to 3 feet
Flower Color Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, White
Season Features Summer Bloom
Special Features Cut Flowers, Fragrance
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant

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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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