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ANGELONIA (ANGELFACE® BLUE BICOLOR)

Image of Angelonia 'Anstern' (ANGELFACE® BLUE BICOLOR, ANGELFACE® SERIES) PP13143

James H. Schutte

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANGELONIA 'Anstern'( ANGELFACE® BLUE BICOLOR, ANGELFACE® SERIES) PP13143

Plant Common Name

Angelface Blue Bicolor Angelonia, Narrowleaf Angelon, Summer Snapdragon

General Description

Angelonia ‘Angelface’ is a hybrid summer snapdragon. It is a tender perennial which is often planted as an annual. The dark green, grape-scented 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 ‘Angelface Blue Bicolor’ branches freely, has very sturdy flower spikes which rarely need staking and large flowers. The color of the flower is white with lavender-blue splashes on the petals and lips and a lavender-blue spotted throat.

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 9

  • 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

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Blue, Lavender

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No