APIACEAE, The parsley family
This Angelica is coming up in its pot at the nursery and impressing everyone with its crinkly, glossy, finely divided foliage. From the information available, it is a true perennial, unlike the edible Angelica archangelica, which is biennial. Sometimes referred to as evergreen, it seems that it sprouts up in fall or early spring then blooms and goes dormant in hot weather. It likes sun to part shade, in well-drained soil with average to little summer water, and it is potentially drought tolerant. The mature size of the plant is around 18 or 24 to 36″ tall and wide. The possibly fragrant umbels of little flowers are white or cream to greenish. Hardy to zone 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 to 11 (gotta love the internet), it is native to New Zealand or Portugal.