Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Angelonia

Angelonia angustifolia
An upright, clumping perennial, reaching up to 2 x 1 feet, that is native to Mexico and the Caribbean. It is great for summer bedding and patio planters.
The toothed, lance-shaped to oblong leaves, up to 3 inches in length, are glossy mid-green.
The white, pink, violet or blue flowers, up to 0.7 inches wide, are borne on narrow, terminal spikes, up to 8 inches in length. They appear early summer to mid-autumn in temperate climates.
Hardy zones 9 to 11 as a perennial, but commonly grown zone 4 to 8 as an annual. It prefers full sun on moderately moist, fertile, well drained soil. Angelonia is moderately drought tolerant and rarely bothered by insect pests or disease.

* photos taken on Aug 31 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Sep 1 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Aug 5 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on Aug 13 2017 in Columbia, MD

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  2. Angelonia has been a real winner as a container plant for me in Washington, DC. Doesn't blink at heat and sun and blooms all summer.

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