Family: Apiaceae

There are about 50 species of angelica, few of which are commonly cultivated. These perennial herbs provide bold contrast when grown in a mixed border, but are mostly grown for commercial use. Aromatic oil from the roots and leaves is used for flavoring liqueurs and the young shoots are candied for decorating confectionery. Fresh leaves are also used in salads. Angelica archangelica has large, deeply divided, bright green leaves and clusters of green-yellow flowers in summer. It grows to around 1.5 m (5 ft) in height.


Angelica will thrive in any well-drained, manured garden soil, providing there is plenty of moisture and morning sun. Propagate from seed in late summer. These plants can also be increased by division.


Angelica can be grown in zone 4 and above.

Anemone      Angiopteris