Angelonia angustifolia hybrid
A great new series for Proven Winners, these Angelonias have been bred for flower performance as well as a great upright branching growth habit. Large flower size and garden performance make these an exciting addition to our summer flowering collection. Angelonias in containers make full blooming specimen plants that are great for the patio and yard. Planted in the landscape, Angelonias will WOW gardeners with their beautiful shape and structure and will flower well into the fall. The flower stems also are great for making vase arrangements providing enjoyment for 10 days or more.
I’ve said it a thousand times – I am a plant nerd. I am constantly falling in love with new plant introductions. Still, I am discriminating. I shy away from anything that strays to far from the original. Over hybridized blooms in fancy shapes and colors leave me cold. I guess that is why I am so fond of how plant breeders have improved angelonia or summer snapdragon. The new varieties are better performers than their parents, but they are not so changed that they are unrecognizable as angelonia.
Angelonia looks like a perennial, but blooms with the abundance of an annual. The tall spikes of small orchid shaped flowers are reminiscent of some of my favorite cottage garden plants such as larkspur, foxglove and salvia. Unlike these more traditional mixed border blooms, the spires of angelonia are sturdy and don’t require staking.
to Hard Frost
except in zones 10-11
Use in combinations, window boxes and landscaping