The pros: Very pretty color, larger flowers than on other varieties of angelonia. The cons: Only about the top 1/3 of each stalk flowers —the bottom 2/3 or so does not. Also, the stalks tend to flop over, so you may want to stake this one. Overall, rather disappointing. I would not repurchase.
Angelface® Steel Blue Summer Snapdragon Angelonia hybrid
FeaturesI have PRETTY BLOOMERS.
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenanceAward WinnerFragrant FoliageContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 30 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Light silvery lavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in landscapes and containers.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.
Angelface® Angelonia are prized as vertical accent plants everywhere. Undoubtedly the finest Angelonia on the market today, Angelface are semi-upright with a good branching habit, have extra-large, brilliantly colored blooms, and thrive in hot, humid conditions.Angelface® Steel Blue Angelonia hybrid 'ANSTEEL' USPPAF, Can 6,281
5243211Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
RKate, Pennsylvania, United States, 12 weeks ago
The detail in this flower is amazing and grows to an outstanding height. One of these grew to about three of them and they just cover an area so well.Ambrose Salazar, North Carolina, United States, 4 years ago
Doing very well in box planter north of Parry Sound, Ontario (zone 4)Dan Cooper, Ontario, Canada, 5 years ago
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