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ANGELONIA angustifolia (ANGELMIST® SERIES)

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James H. Schutte

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANGELONIA angustifolia( ANGELMIST® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Angelmist Basket Angelonia, Narrowleaf Angelon, Summer Snapdragon

General Description

Members of the summer snapdragon Angelmist® series are compact, heavy-flowering, heat-loving and look great from summer to frost.

Narrowleaf angelon, 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. Cultivars in the Angelmist® series offer dense spikes of very showy, open, snapdragon-like flowers that appear in shades of lavender, purple, pink and white. These flowers attract bees and are good for cutting.

This tough ornamental can take both heat and drought once established. Full sun and well-drained average soil are all that’s needed for good growth. 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 floriferous bedding plants.

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

    10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Mexico, Caribbean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Lavender

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • 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, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No