More Information About Angelica
The 60 or so species within the genus Angelica are usually found in the cold regions of the northern hemisphere but grow as far south as Spain and Syria. The name angelica was given to the plant in the Middle Ages by the Europeans who considered this perennial wildflower a heavenly gift. Angelica was used medicinally in Europe and China during this time to treat a wide variety of ailments. Young angelica stems and leaf midribs have also been used for hundreds of years as a unique, sweet-tasting confection and to flavor cakes, vermouth, gin, and liqueurs such as Benedictine and Chartreuse. Young angelica stems have a celery-like flavor and are popular in soups.
Angelica is a carrot relative that produces a clump of attractive lobed (bipinnate) leaves topped by white flower clusters reminiscent of allium or Queen Anne's lace. Angelica is a great perennial plant that attracts butterflies ... perfect for either the ornamental or herb garden. The best growing conditions for Angelica are part-sun and rich, moist soil. Try mixing angelica with rehmannia, ferns, zingiber, or woodland peonies for a nice color and texture combination. When you're ready to buy angelica for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of angelica for sale.