angelonia angustifolia

Plant two weeks after last frost-free date. Start from seed or purchase plants at a local nursery. Use to fill beds and as a background plant. Deadhead spent blooms when they begin to look shabby. In late summer, shear back plants to half height and drench the soil with 1-2-2 ration water-soluable fertilizer. Insects and disease are limited with this plant.

Drip irrigation works best with this flower as a sprinkler tends to put too much water on the leaves and cause them to bend and break. This is one of my favorite plants for my garden, it blooms in the heat of the summer right into fall. If you have not tried this beautiful plant, check it out.

Season of Bloom
Summer to fall (annual in Carolinas)
16 to 24 inches x 16 to 24 inches (half that for dwarf varieties.
Flower Color
Violet blue,White/Purple, pink and bi colors.
Soil fertile wll drained.
Full Sun to partial Sun, drought resistent.


Reference Information
Annual Information is taken from Toby Bosts book "Carolinas" Getting Started Guide.
Toby Bosts Garden Guide