A large planting of angelica plants with green clusters of blooms.


Angelica is a genus of plants in the Umbellifer or Apiaceae family. About 60 species exist with some being biennial and others are perennial. The most commonly cultivated species is garden angelica (Angelica archangelica), which is commonly referred to just as angelica. Are you looking to try growing your own at home? Be sure to read all of our growing, harvesting, and care guides down below. Happy gardening!

How to Propagate Angelica

A large patch of Angelica archangelica with purple stems and bright green umbels growing in the garden with trees in the background.

Angelica is a beautiful biennial herb that has been grown for centuries for its aromatic edible stems, medicinal roots, and large bold foliage. This majestic plant can be propagated in a number of different ways and is easy to grow once you know how to get it started. Read on to learn how to propagate angelica.

How to Grow and Care for Angelica

A close up of the large green umbels of Angelica archangelica, contrasting with the dark red stems, and surrounded by foliage.

Looking to add some depth to your garden this season? Try angelica. This long-cultivated biennial herb has a history of medicinal use, with edible roots, leaves, and stalks. Growing to a towering eight feet tall, these plants have an aromatic scent and impressive stature. Discover how to add angelica to your garden now.

How to Harvest Angelica

A large angelica plant with green foliage, purple stems, and large flower heads pictured growing on the side of a lake with mountains in soft focus in the background.

If you are growing angelica in your garden, you may not know that all parts of the plant are edible. With a rich history of use in food and medicine, this fragrant herb has a variety of culinary and medicinal uses. Discover how to harvest and use the leaves, stems, and roots of your angelica plant. Read more now.