Alonia™ Angelonia Big Blue
Angelonia angustifolia (Alonia™ Series)
Note: Patented Plant PP#22,912: Propagation Restrictions Apply
- Type: Annual
- Common Name: Summer Snapdragon
- Zone: 9 – 11
- Height: 18 – 24 Inches
- Spread: 20 – 24 Inches
- Space: 10 – 14 Inches
- Bloom Time: Spring – Fall
- Bloom Description: Bluish-Purple
- Sun: Full Sun (6+ Hrs)
- Water: Regular
- Soil: Moist, Well Drained
- Maintenance: Low
- Foliage: Grape-Scented
- Tolerate: Heat
- Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
- Resists: Rabbit
Alonia™ Angelonia Big Blue has big beautiful blooms on lovely flower spikes over a bushy plant with dark green foliage. Alonia™ is a little bigger than other varieties for even more WOW power! Angelonia is very floriferous and has long vase life as a cut flower. Heat & drought tolerant. Blooms continuously all summer and fall. Angelonia are heat-loving plants that will grow most vigorously and bloom best when the heat is on. Produces early, big vibrant blooms that rise on tall spikes with rich green foliage. The fragrant blooms also make wonderful cut flowers.
Angelonia, native to Mexico and the West Indies, is commonly called summer snapdragon due to the appearance of its delicate-looking flowers. As an annual landscape plant, Angelonia has a tall, upright habit reaching up to 18 inches in height. Full bloom spikes cover the plant, giving it a rich color. The foliage is fragrant, smelling a bit like apples, which makes it excellent for cut flowers since the scent remains, even after being indoors for a while. 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.
No significant negative characteristics
Accent, rock garden, cottage garden, containers, mass planting, borders, window boxes. Cut flowers.