I'm a landscaper in Zone 5b/6a (more toward 6-ish for the last decade) and planted Angelonia for the first time in 2019. We rotate different annuals yearly based on performance. This is maybe the least finicky & showiest annual I've ever grown. We planted it in 4 locations with different soil & growing conditions in each location. Across-the-board, the Angelonia (Angelface Pink, Blue & Wedgewood Blue) performed flawlessly. Our grower said we would need to deadhead to promote new growth but they never needed it and kept growing & flowering non-stop until frost without ever showing any decline. Location #1 - (my house: no irrigation/heavily amended clayish soil/half-day, a.m. sun/watered & heavily fertilized when dry approx. 2x month) Planted very late (July) - Grew to about 24" tall x 12" wide. Location #2 - (my house: no irrigation/clayish soil/HARSH half-day, p.m. sun/watered & heavily fertilized when dry approx. 2x month) Planted very late (July) - Grew to about 18" tall x 8" wide. Presumably from the heavier soil and non-stop drying out. Location #3 - (client house: DAILY irrigation/loamy soil/3 hours of afternoon sun/HEAVY liquid fertilization - ~twice WEEKLY at 10x-25x regular strength) Planted late-May - Grew to 30" tall x 18"+W. Grew into a non-stop, flowering wall of color. Location #4 - (client house: DAILY irrigation/loamy soil/HARSH half-day, a.m. sun at the edge of a hot patio/HEAVY liquid fertilization - ~twice WEEKLY at 10x-25x regular strength) Planted late-May - Grew to 36"+ tall x 24"+W. Basically a non-stop, flower-covered SHRUB until frost. 'Stem' grew to 2" caliper & woody. We had to dig them out vs. hand-pull, they were so rooted in. *Again, I do fertilize relentlessly and unreasonably beyond recommendations.
Angelface® Perfectly Pink Summer Snapdragon Angelonia hybrid
FeaturesFANCY, yet UNFUSSY.
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenanceAward WinnerFragrant FoliageContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 30 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great in landscapes and containers.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.
Angelface® Angelonia are prized as vertical accent plants everywhere. Undoubtedly the finest Angelonia on the market today, Angelface are semi-upright with a good branching habit, have extra-large, brilliantly colored blooms, and thrive in hot, humid conditions.Angelface® Perfectly Pink Angelonia hybrid 'Balang15434' USPP 29,270
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DH, Ohio, United States, 3 years ago
Loved these! They added such a beautiful pop of color in my flower bed.Carla Foy, Pennsylvania, United States, 5 years ago
I have only had this plant for two and a half weeks, two plants actually, one in a planter and one in the garden. They look almost as nice as the day I planted them. We have had a terrible time with rabbits this year, destroying almost everything I have planted, but they have left this one alone. I am thrilled to see there are other colors, because next year I think I will be trying a lot more.Janet S, Pennsylvania, United States, 5 years ago
I tried the Angelface perfectly pink this summer and loved it! Two plants are blooming profusely as a back drop to my Sweet Autumn white clematis. I fertilized the plants regularly and watered them during dry times; extremely low maintenance. I will look for other colors of this plant to use in my summer landscape 2018.Peggy Hudson, Ohio, United States, 6 years ago
This is one of my favorite annuals - I plant them every summer in my flower bed that is hit by the sun from morning to night and they always look great. My garden would not be complete without them. I love this new color too - they will compliment my Quick Fire and Invincible Spirit Hydrangeas.Cheryl Dexter, New York, United States, 6 years ago
I work at Hart Farm and I was given several Angelonia Hybrid to grown this summer. I planted the flowers in containers and placed them in a shade / sun environment. They were watered every day. They required very little attention, and needed to be groomed only when they became too heavy to hold themselves up. Harvesting longer stems created new growth and the mature blooms lasted several days in tall vases.Lynn Sztuka, Massachusetts, United States, 7 years ago
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