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ANGELONIA angustifolia (ANGELMIST® WHITE IMPROVED)

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James H. Schutte

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

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

Plant Common Name

Angelmist White Improved Angelonia, Narrowleaf Angelon, Summer Snapdragon

General Description

The white-flowered summer snapdragon Angelmist® White Improved is a compact, heavy-flowering, heat-loving ornamental that looks great from summer to frost.

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 plant is evergreen in frost-free zones and commonly grown as a bedding annual in areas with harsh winters.

When conditions are warm and accommodating, summer snapdragon will bloom and bloom. Angelmist® White Improved offers dense spikes of very showy, open, snapdragon-like flowers of white. These 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 snapdragon in containers, or mixed beds and borders. It pairs well with other bright showy bedding plants, like Zinnia 'Pink Profusion' and Persian shield.

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"-20" / 25.4cm - 50.8cm

  • 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

    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

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark 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

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No