A truly giant herb of rich swamps and riverbanks. Purplestem Angelica is prized for its candied stems, medicine from its dried root, and its incredible, spherical blooms and seedheads.
Purplestem angelica has an interesting life cycle, dying after seeding in great exuberance in its second or third year.
A great plant to out-compete weeds in a wet meadow, stand strong in a border or edge, or keep company with other meadow giants like Joe Pye weed.
Height: 6’+ Blooms: June
Habitat: Moist, sun to part shade