Angelicas are herbs and perennials from all over the Northern hemisphere; their natural habitat is moist meadows. In the garden, however, they are adaptable to various growing conditions and provide an imposing architectural presence due to their large leaves and clusters of white, green, or purple flowers on tall stems.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsStriking flowers, large leaves, tall presence. Good as specimens in a woodland garden or border.
CarePrefers moist, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter in full or partial shade, but most will tolerate drier, sunnier conditions.
PropagationGrow from seed in a cold frame (do not cover seed). Transplant seedlings when small, as larger plants resent disturbance.
ProblemsPowdery mildew, leaf spots, aphids, snails, slugs, carrot rust fly larvae, leaf miners.