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Angelica archangelica
Cold Tolerance: Zone 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: P.Sun-P.Shade to Shade Only
Height: 4-6 Feet
Water: Wet
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Borders, Butterfly, Culinary, Ornamental

If you desire the largest, boldest herb that you can grow in the shade or a 6 foot tropical for a wet area, consider Angelica. Seeds add a sweet, delicate flavor to soups and stews. Stems are easily candied or add several slivers to your favorite rhubarb recipe. Creamy yellow flowers produce long lasting seed heads followed by the death to the mother plant shortly thereafter.

Angelica, Korean

Angelica gigas
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b
Light: P.Sun-P.Shade to Shade
Height: 3 Feet
Water: Normal
Soil: Organic-Loamy
Common Uses:Borders, Butterfly, Culinary, Ornamental, Tea

Unassertive, small leaves scream for this bold, dramatic foliaged neighbor for any shade area. Baseball sized purple clusters on 3' stalks form in 2-3 years, which I suggest you remove during their glory to prevent this herb's demise or the birth of 100 more. Leaf stalks can be candied. This ""Dong Quai herb"" makes a cozy Chinese tea and is a premiere female medicinal.

Butterfly Garden

Common Uses:Butterfly
Make a garden where Monarch and Swallow Tail Butterflies will canonize you. Some of their favorites include: "Anise Hyssop, Bee Balms, Butterfly Bush, Butterflyweed, Bloodflower, Chives, Coltsfoot, Echinacea, Gem Marigolds, Hyssop, Lavenders, Thymes, and Verbenas. angelica

Butterflyweed \ Pleurisy Root

Asclepias tuberosa
Cold Tolerance: Zone 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b
Light: Full Sun to Sun-P.Sun
Height: 1-2 Feet
Water: Normal
Soil: Sandy-Loamy
Flowers: Late Summer to Middle Summer
Common Uses:Borders, Butterfly, Medicinal, Ornamental
One of the most important plants you can buy to help save the Monarch Butterfly and give yourself a beautiful, bright orange, hardy perennial simultaneously. The dried powdered roots can be decocted to make a powerful expectorant and when combined with Angelica archangelica was used to treat Pleurisy. Once established, it will not transplant well.