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ANGELONIA angustifolia (SERENA™ LAVENDER)

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John Buettner

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANGELONIA angustifolia( SERENA™ LAVENDER, SERENA™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Narrowleaf Angelon, Serena™ Lavender Angelonia, Summer Snapdragon

General Description

Serena lavender summer snapdragon, is a vigorous, upright perennial to tender perennial that originates from Mexico and the islands of the West Indies. This super floriferous selection bears many loose spikes of showy, open, snapdragon-like flowers of lavender throughout the growing season. It is drought and heat tolerant and does best in sites with full sun and average, well drained soil. Enjoy this low maintenance plant in containers, or mixed beds and borders. The flowers of summer snapdragon are attractive to bees and butterflies. Plants are evergreen in tropical to subtropical zones.

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"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 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

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Lavender

  • 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

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No