Angelonia - Angelface - Super Blue
Good looks AND personality.
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance.
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Deadheading Not Necessary
Plant Type: Annual
Height Category: Tall
Garden Height: 30 - 40 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 14 Inches
Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: Blue, Purple
Flower Shade: Blue-purple
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Bloom Time: Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: Average
Uses: Container, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: Great for use as a thriller in combinations or alone in containers, as well as in the landscape. it is a great cut flower as well.
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.