Angelica pachycarpa

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Angelica (an-JEL-ee-kuh) (Info)
Species: pachycarpa



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall


Grown for foliage



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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fremont, California

Richmond, California

New Orleans, Louisiana

Opelousas, Louisiana

Aledo, Texas

Hempstead, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 6, 2006, Silphion from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

A wonderful folage plant that should be better known in the market than it is (I'm also glad it's listed here because the nursery where I bought it didn't have a latin name and just called it "Perrenial Evergreen Angelica") As with most folage plants the flowers are nothing, pale yellowgreen and come on at a time when the summer dormancy is starting to take hold. If I showed a pic of my plant now I can't imagine anyone would buy it, but I have to say that I've never seen an evergreen with such a unique folage display...actually I thought it was some kind of Ferula before the Nurseryman told me different.

This is my first Angelica and I was excited to see rosemarysims descriptions as far as how to propigate it but, despite it being listed here as Perrenial I have to ask: Is... read more


On Jan 23, 2006, rosemarysims from Mermentau, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a gorgeous winter foliage plant in the gulf south. It begins to grow in fall from sturdy tubers in fall and then goes completely dormant when the heat hits in early June or so. It is extremely easy from seed but the plant can also be increased by division of the tubers. The stems look very much like A arch-angelica and the cut stem smells of licorice but I don't know if it is edible or not. If it is, it would probably be a good substitute for angelica since that plant must be grown as an annual here.


On Jul 7, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A very different looking plant, mine grew to over 2ft, maybe too much shade, I liked the foliage, flower was about 3" across, non-destript flowerets, couldn't really tell a color.


On Nov 1, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Very glossy dark green "plastic" looking foliage, white/lime green flowers. Native of New Zealand. Grows to a perfect 3' x 3' mound and self-sows readily.