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ANGELONIA angustifolia (ALONIA™ SERIES)

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Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANGELONIA angustifolia( ALONIA™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Alonia™ Angelonia, Narrowleaf Angelon, Summer Snapdragon

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General Description

The Alonia™ Series of summer snapdragon produce numerous flowers on rounded plants with upright stems. Tolerant of heat, humidity and both dry and wet soils, it's difficult to not find a garden nook for these tender perennials to prosper. The Alonia™ collection produces flowers that are intense blue, dark blue, purple, lavender-pink, rose or white. At least six cultivars exist.

Narrowleaf angelonia, or summer snapdragon, is an upright warm season perennial that originates from Mexico and the islands of the West Indies. The neat clump-forming plants are evergreen in frost-free zones and are commonly grown as bedding annuals in areas with harsh winters.

When conditions are warm and accommodating, summer snapdragon will bloom and bloom. These flowers attract bees or occasional butterflies, and are good for cutting.

These tough ornamentals can take both heat and drought once established. Full sun and well-drained, average soil are all that’s needed for good growth. An occasional bout with soggy soil doesn't faze summer snapdragons in the Alonia™ Series. Light fertilization will encourage vigorous bloom as will light deadheading. Enjoy summer snapdragons in containers, or mixed beds and borders. They pair well with any other showy bedding plants, especially with contrasting large-sized flowers or leaves.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Mexico, Caribbean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Purple, Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No