Angelica Species, Great Angelica, Purplestem Angelica, Masterwort, Wild Celery
Angelica atropurpurea

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Angelica (an-JEL-ee-kuh)
Species: atropurpurea (at-ro-pur-PURR-ee-uh)

Category
Herbs
Perennials

Water Requirements
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage
Grown for foliage
Shiny/Glossy

Foliage Color

Height
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Where to Grow

Danger
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color
White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size

Bloom Time
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information
Non-patented

Propagation Methods
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible