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Angelface® Blue Summer Snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
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Angelface® Blue Summer Snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia
Sun 18 - 24

Features

Good looks AND personality.

Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance

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Fragrant Foliage
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 14 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in combinations, window boxes and landscaping.

Maintenance Notes: 

Self-cleaning, no dead-heading necessary.

Angelonia are heat-loving plants that will grow most vigorously and bloom best when the heat is on. They are plants best planted in mid-spring or later, since they won't really grow until the temperatures warm up. Angelonia will tolerate wet feet and a fair amount of drought. The plants are easy care with no deadheading needed. A bit of fertilizer or some compost in a garden bed is usually all that is needed for these plants to thrive. Due to their heat-loving nature they are one of the plants that can be planted even during the heat of mid-summer.

Don't forget that Angelface are great long lasting cut flowers with a slight grape soda fragrance. Try some in a flower arrangement this year and see for yourself!

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

There's nothing like a good haircut to make a girl feel like a million bucks. It's so true it should be Newton's Fourth Law. But I have no idea why it feels twice as thick a week later. For example, cut some of my 18-24 inch tall upright stems covered with snapdragon-y blue-purplish flowers and guess what? In a few days I'll look every bit as bushy as before. So sharpen up those pruners, baby. I look terrific in a vase. You won't see me going all floppy and falling apart in fifteen minutes, no way. I'll keep my looks for 10 days+. Change the water every other day and it could be 10++.

Container, bed, planter or border: I'll stay my usual fabulous self even in the South and Midwest's notorious heat and humidity. By August when most plants look deep fried, I look fresh as an, um, Angelonia. That's because I'm a Proven Winners hybrid - a much improved version of an old-fashioned Angelonia (a.k.a. summer snapdragon). Drought tolerant. Full sun. Annual except in zones 10 - 11. No deadheading. Beautiful, tough and vigorous from spring until the first hard frost. Sounds like a Fifth Law to me.

Angelface® Blue Angelonia angustifolia 'Anbluim' USPP 22,390, Can PBRAF
  • I love this flower. To be so beautiful and such little trouble. I only planted 2 plants this year and will plant many more next year if I can find them. The tag that came with it does not indicate whether it is a perrional or an annual.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Patricia Fitzgerald
    Highland Springs
    Virginia
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I love this flower. To be so beautiful and such little trouble. I only planted 2 plants this year and will plant many more next year if I can find them. The tag that came with it does not indicate whether it is a perrional or an annual.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Patricia Fitzgerald
    Highland Springs
    Virginia
    United States
    1 year ago
  • These looked so beautiful at the nurseryin the spring, but they did not thrive despite my adding improved soil at the time of planting and fertilzer several times during the season. They got regular watering also. They were in a bed that gets sun 75% of the day.
    They did not bush out despite dead heading and stayed spindly with little rebloom.
    Very disappointing, will not buy again.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Jean
    Pawleys Island
    South Carolina
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Beautiful plant grows well in the heat of summer when the snapdragon isnt blooming! Love this plant!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    diana
    3 years ago
  • I'm surprised it lived let alone is thriving!! I'm getting more. I'm water infrequently and irregularly but this plant loves it.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary Sunshine
    3 years ago
  • Terrific plant will bloom all season long.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Harry Gamble
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • trouble free plant, flowers from spring to frost

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Nancy Knauss
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • It is still blooming into the fall in NJ !! Love it !

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Sheila
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This is such a beautiful plant! Always blooming. You can cut and put in a vase for the house and unless you just cut in one spot, you will probably not see where you cut.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barb Veseling
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • beginning of august- on its second flush of long-lasting flowers and still going strong!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    mary
    Missouri
    United States
    4 years ago
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2012 Top Performer Kansas State University
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2010 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
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