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James H. Schutte
ANGELONIA angustifolia 'Cartbas Depink'( CARITA™ CASCADE DEEP PINK, CARITA™ SERIES) PP16655
Carita™ Cascade Deep Pink Dwarf Angelonia, Narrowleaf Angelon, Summer Snapdragon
Angelonia or summer snapdragon is a tender perennial native to Mexico and the West Indies which is often planted 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 cultivar ‘Cartbas Depink’, more commonly referred to as Carita™ Basket Deep Pink, has a cascading habit. This very heat-tolerant plant branches freely and produces loose flower spikes. Flower blossom color is clear pink with a yellow spot on the lip and a dark maroon and white spotted throat. Carita™ basket series plants are good for use in hanging baskets.
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. Occasionally soggy conditions aren't troublesome either. 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"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Drought
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Tropical
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