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Angelonia angustifolia

Common Name(s):

Description

Angelonia angustifolia is a vigorous plant that sprawls but does not need staking, and it does not need deadheading. Space plants 9"-12' apart in the ground.  The two-lipped flowers are reminiscent of a snapdragon, hence the common name.  This plant was formerly in the Scrophulariaceae family.

Insects Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Aphids and powdery mildew.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'AngelMist'
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#tropical#white#pink#sun#full sun#heat tolerant#annual#variegated#blue#drought tolerant#white flowers#container plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#fragrant leaves#blue flowers#cut flowers#mass planting#bicolor#borders#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
  • 'AngelMist'
Tags:
#purple#fragrant#tropical#white#pink#sun#full sun#heat tolerant#annual#variegated#blue#drought tolerant#white flowers#container plant#purple flowers#pink flowers#fragrant leaves#blue flowers#cut flowers#mass planting#bicolor#borders#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Angelonia
    Species:
    angustifolia
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico, West Indies, South America
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    heat and drought tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Variegated
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 3/4" blooms with 5 petals on 8" long spikes June-September. The flower is deep mauve, pink, blue, white, purple or bi-colors. The two-lipped flowers are reminiscent of a snapdragon, hence the common name.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Foliage is slightly aromatic.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat