Angelica atropurpurea
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Hardiness Zone: 4-7 Height: 1-3 metres; 3-10 feet Spread: 0.6-1.8 metres; 2-6 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to wet Wildlife: Attracts butterflies and is larval host for the Short-tailed Swallowtail. Tolerates: Deer, wet soil Culture: Easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Perhaps best in sun dappled shade. May be grown from seed and may self-seed in optimum growing conditions if spent flower umbels are not removed. Noteworthy Characteristics: Purple angelica is a large herbaceous perennial which grows from 3-10' tall with smooth, dark purple or purple-blotched stems. Native Americans used the young stems and leaf stalks as a cooked vegetable