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Angelonia angustifolia (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)
Angelonia angustifolia (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)

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Zones 1-24, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular Water

Angelonia angustifolia

Annuals, Perennials, Flowers

This native of Mexico and the West Indies is sometimes called summer snapdragon, though it more closely resembles a miniature delphinium. Showy 8-in.-tall spikes of small blue, purple, pink, or white blossoms appear in summer atop bushy plants that grow to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and about 1 ft. wide. Medium green leaves are narrow and pointed, up to 3 in. long. Excellent as a bedding plant and in containers. Hybrids in the Angelface series carry brightly colored blooms on well-branched plants; some have flowers marked with more than one color.

Angelonia is easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil. It is very tolerant of high heat and humidity and is rarely bothered by pests.

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