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Angel Face
Scrophulariaceae
Angelonia angustifolia


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Herb

Scrophulariaceae Family

Angelonia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Angelonia, Summer snapdragon, Narrowleaf Angelon


Location

Angelonia is native to Mexico and the West Indies

Physical Description
Angelonia is an erect little perennial with smooth stems and narrow 2-3 in (5-7.6 cm) leaves with toothed margins and pointed tips. Some people say the foliage smells like apples. The flowers are rose lilac to violet to blue, almost an inch across and borne in slender upright spikes to 8 in (20 cm) long. The flowers bloom over a long period in summer - 4-6 weeks in temperate climates and even longer in zones 9-11. Angelonia is evergreen with soft (not woody) stems and a bushy habit, and gets 12-18 in (30.5-45.7 cm) tall with a spread of about 12 in (30.5 cm).


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Scrophulariaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Before the late 1990's few people had ever grown Angelonia. Now it is a staple bedding plant all across America
Cultivation: Full sun location. Angelonia should have regular watering for best performance, but established plantings are moderately drought tolerant. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. USDA Zones 9 - 11. Angelonia is a perennial in zones 9-11. Elsewhere it is grown as an annual or in a container to be brought indoors in cold weather.

Propagation: Propagate angelonia from tip cuttings, by division of the root mass, or by seed. For a head start, sow seed indoors at 70-75 F (21-24 C), 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Of course, the patented cultivar 'Angelmist' may not be commercially propagated without a propagation license from the patent holder.




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Comment: Angel Face, Angelonia angustifolia

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Thunder
Thunder
June 15, 2010
I found it last year at a nursery...very pretty flowers



gardengeek
gardengeek
June 15, 2010
Interesting :) I've never heard of this plant.

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