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ANGELONIA angustifolia (ANGELMIST® BASKET WHITE)

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James H. Schutte

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANGELONIA angustifolia( ANGELMIST® BASKET WHITE, ANGELMIST® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Angelmist Basket White Angelonia, Angelmist® Basket White Snapdragon, Summer Snapdragon

Special Notice

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General Description

Members of the summer snapdragon Angelmist® Series are compact, heavy-flowering, heat-loving tender perennials which bloom generously from early summer to frost. The trademark selection Basket White features an abundance of dense, showy spikes teeming with white flowers. This plant is lower-growing with a wider habit, good for containers, but not as sprawling to perfectly spill out of hanging baskets.

Narrowleaf angelonia, or summer snapdragon, is an upright perennial to tender perennial native to Mexico and the islands of the West Indies. The neat, clump-forming plants are evergreen in frost-free zones and are commonly treated as annuals in areas with harsh winters. Throughout the growing season, plants bear loose spikes of open, snapdragon-like flowers that appear in shades of pink, purple or white. There are many solid and bicolored cultivars of this ever-blooming, drought tolerant ornamental.

Angelmist® Basket White summer snapdragon does best in sites with full sun and average, well-drained soil. For best performance, feed and water regularly. An excellent choice for containers and mixed beds, its showy blooms are attractive to bees and some butterflies, and also make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 9

  • 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

    9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • 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

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • 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

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No