Angelonia

Angelonia

Native to Mexico and the West Indies, angelonia (sometimes also called summer snapdragon) is an upright, glabrous, somewhat bushy, tropical perennial that is noted for its long summer bloom of small snapdragon-like flowers. Plants typically grow 12-18” tall. Stems are clad with narrow, oblong to lanceolate, green leaves (to 3” long) with toothed margins. Foliage is slightly aromatic. Bluish-purple flowers (each to 3/4” across) bloom from late spring to early fall in narrow terminal spikes (to 8” long). The two-lipped flowers are somewhat reminiscent of snapdragon. Cultivars are available in white, blue, light pink and bicolor flower colors. It can survive a Sunnyvale winter.

Details

Details

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Angelonia (angel-on-ee-a) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: ?

Category: Annuals, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm), 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Danger: N/A

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Blooms repeatedly

Foliage: Herbaceous, Variegated, Aromatic, Smooth-Textured

Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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