Growing Guide
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Annual Flower

Also known as Angel Flower
Angelonia angustifolia
Scrophulariaceae Family

Resembling small snapdragons, this annual was introduced commercially in the mid- to late-'90s. Plants bear a profusion of blossoms on flexible stems and keep blooming all summer -- even if you don't remove the old flowers. Tolerates heat and damp as well as droughty conditions. Excellent for containers.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • tolerates droughty soil
  • tolerates damp soil

Special locations:

  • outdoor containers
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: annual

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Spread: 0.75 to 1 feet

Sprawling habit.

Bloom time:

  • mid-summer
  • late summer
  • early fall
  • mid-fall

Flower color:

  • violet
  • white
  • pink

Foliage color: medium green

Foliage texture: medium

Shape: upright

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Special Considerations
  • heat
Special characteristics:
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - native to the tropical and subtropical areas of the New World.
  • fragrant - lightly fragrant
Special uses:
  • cut flowers
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by cuttings - Not available as seed. Best to buy rooted cuttings, which are virus-free.

Maintenance and care:
Plants continue to flower even if not deadheaded.

More growing information: How to Grow Annuals

'Alba' - white flowers
'Purple' - purple flowers

AngelMist Series

'Blue Pacifica' - white and indigo blue flowers
'Light Blue' - compact plants with light blue flowers
'Mandiana Blue' - lavendar blue flowers
'Pandiana' - light pink flowers

Princess Series

'Tiger Princess' - lavender-blue and white bicolor flowers
'Pink Princess' - pink flowers, taller than other cultivars
'Hilo Princess' - purple flowers