Angelonia (or summer snapdragon) is new to many arboretum shelves and a fantastic addition to any garden for continuous color. As a hardy perennial, Angelonia easily defies the humidity and heat of summer, making it a colorful and hearty addition to any garden.
Angelonia angustifolia is native to the West Indies and Mexico. Angelonia is a semi-tropical plant that is mainly considered an annual plant.
Angelonia angustifolia is a species in the genus Angelonia containing approximately 33 to 35 species and belongs to the Plantaginaceae (Plantain) family.
Angelonia is an erect, bare, slightly bushy perennial known for its small, snapdragon-like blooms. Typically, the plants reach a height of 12 to 18 inches.
The stems are covered with narrow, elongated, lance-shaped green leaves (up to 3 inches long) with serrated edges. The blue-purple flowers (up to 3/4 inch wide each) bloom on narrow terminal spikes (up to 8 inches long) from late spring to early fall. Varieties are available in light pink, blue, white, and two-tone flower colors.