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James H. Schutte
ANGELONIA angustifolia( CARITA™ SERIES)
Carita™ Dwarf Angelonia, Narrowleaf Angelon, Summer Snapdragon
Angelonia or summer snapdragon is a tender perennial native to Mexico and the West Indies which is typically grown as an annual. The green leaves are lance-shaped and evergreen only in frost-free zones. Tall spikes of tubular, two-lipped, snapdragon-like flowers appear throughout the growing season. The Carita™ Series has an upright habit, branches freely, has sturdy flower spikes which rarely need staking and is very heat tolerant. The colors available include deep pink, white and purple. Carita™ cultivars also include a cascading or basket series of plants which have a semi-trailing habit good for use in hanging basket.
Angelonia does best in sites with full sun and average, well drained soil. It is freeze sensitive but will take a few degrees of frost. It is also heat tolerant, though flower production will slow in the hottest weather. Plant in the fall and late winter in hot, frost-free areas. Angelonia is very drought tolerant once established though an occasional application of water during the driest times will enhance flowering. The flower spikes are long lasting as cut flowers and deadheading -- removal of spent flowers -- is not required. Angelonia is beautiful in beds, containers and borders.
10 - 5
9 - 10
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
12"-12" / 30.5cm - 30.5cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Drought
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Purple, Light Pink, Fuchsia, Lavender, Violet, Plum
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical
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