Angelica is a member of the carrot family, and you can see the resemblance with its large umbrella-like inflorescence and toothy compound leaves. This taprooted species likes moisture, and as long as that is there, it will tolerate sun, bright shade, and anything inbetween. It is especially partial to spots along irrigation ditches and creeks. It's a large, impressive perennial that can be an accent planting, or can blend in with other robust creekside species.
Plant with cow parsnip, indian hemp, nettle-leaf giant hyssop, wild licorice, and showy milkweed for an assortment of bold, tall perennials.
- Angelica arguta