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Angelica pachycarpa
Angelica pachycarpa
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Angelica pachycarpa

Shiny-leaved Angelica

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.041.200

This is a bizarre and highly ornamental species of Angelica, native to Spain and Portugal, and not commonly grown in North American gardens. In their first year, plants form a clump of large, glossy green leaves, a bit like a Cow Parsnip. The following summer an upright stem appears, bearing huge umbels of white flowers and eventually produces seeds which will self sow to produce successive generations. A great textural plant for a moist site in sun or partial shade, although it is also tolerant of dry soils and salt spray. Biennial. This is NOT the species of Angelica used for its edible stems. This plant has naturalized in New Zealand, where it is considered a weed.

Further details for
Angelica pachycarpa

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.