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Angelonia Serena White

Angelonia Serena White

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Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia), also known as Summer Snapdragon, is a popular perennial plant in warm climates and an annual in cooler areas. It is known for its spiky, upright growth and colorful, fragrant flowers that resemble small snapdragons. The flowers come in various shades, including white, pink, purple, and blue.

Growing Zones: Angelonia is hardy in USDA zones 9-11. In cooler zones, it is grown as an annual or in containers that can be brought indoors during winter.

Height and Width

Height: Typically grows to a height of 12-24 inches (30-60 cm).

Width: Spreads to a width of 12-18 inches (30-45 cm).

Uses

Ornamental: Widely used in garden beds, borders, and containers for its continuous blooms and attractive foliage. It adds height and color to garden displays.

Cut Flowers: Long-lasting and fragrant flowers make excellent cut flowers for arrangements.

Pollinator Gardens: Attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making it a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens.

Native Range

Angelonia is native to Mexico and the West Indies.

Planting and Care

1. Site Selection: Choose a location with full sun. Angelonia thrives in hot, sunny spots and tolerates heat and humidity well.

2. Soil: Prefers well-draining soil. Sandy or loamy soils are ideal. It can tolerate poor soil conditions but performs best in fertile soil.

3. Watering: Water regularly but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Angelonia is drought-tolerant once established but benefits from consistent moisture during its first growing season.

4. Fertilization: Feed with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting time and again mid-season for continuous blooming.

5. Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Pinch back growth early in the season to promote bushier plants.

6. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Pests and Diseases

Pests: Generally pest-free but may occasionally suffer from aphids or whiteflies. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Diseases: Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases. Avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of leaf spot and powdery mildew.

Additional Tips

Heat Tolerance: Angelonia is particularly noted for its heat tolerance, making it a great choice for hot, sunny locations where other plants may struggle.

Container Planting: Ideal for containers, which can be moved indoors in colder climates to extend the growing season.

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