Angelica pachycarpa

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.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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