Angelonia Plant Features
One of the best container plants for hot, sunny spots, angelonia produces beautiful spikes of mauve, purple, pink, blue, or white flowers all summer long. It's a strong performer in containers as well as landscape beds and borders. These colorful annuals are also available in tall upright and short bushy varieties so you can use them in a wide variety of garden settings. In the North, angelonia is grown as an annual; in frost-free regions, it's treated as a perennial. Most angelonia varieties grow between 12 and 18 inches tall. The plants also attract butterflies and bees.
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Angelonia Growing Instructions
Because angelonia is a sun worshipper, plant it in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. Although they are more drought resistant than some other annual flowers, they do prefer to be watered when the soil feels dry to the touch. Keep angelonia in top form by feeding the plants every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid plant fertilizer. Remove dead and dying flower stalks to encourage more blooms. Angelonia has few insect or disease problems, but keep an eye out for aphids during warm, humid weather. These sucking insects look like pepper grains clinging to the new growth of the plants. If aphids attack your angelonia, spray them with a commercial organic soap solution.
Angelonia is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Blue, Pink, Purple, White
Medium water needs
Complement your Angelonia with these varieties:
In a container, calibrachoa and angelonia go together like peas and carrots. Place tall angelonia in the back of the pot and let trailing calibrachoa cover the rim with flowers.
Enjoy a big burst of color in your summer garden with angelonia paired with dahlia. Both bloom like crazy during hot summer weather.
Annual geraniums and angelonia are sensational together in pots and planters.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Angelonia 'Adessa Blue Bicolor'
Adessa Blue Bicolor is an easy-to-grow selection that has medium-and-light-color blue flowers on sturdy spikes through the summer season. It grows 20 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Alonia Big Indigo'
Known for its big blooms, Alonia Big Indigo grows 18 inches tall and 14 inches wide and offers lots of spikes of rich indigo-purple flowers all summer long.
Angelonia 'Angelina Dark Rose'
Wonderfully heat- and drought-resistant, Angelina Dark Rose angelonia offers beautiful spikes of rosy-pink flowers. It grows 18 inches tall and 14 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Angelina Pink'
Angelina Pink angelonia offers lots of spikes of soft pink flowers on a tidy plant that grows 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Angelonia 'AngelMist Spreading Blue'
AngelMist Spreading Blue is a compact angelonia ideal of container gardens and small-space landscaping. It has soft lavender-blue flowers and grows 10 inches tall and 20 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Archangel Raspberry'
The nice thing about angelonia is that it blooms nonstop all summer long. And, rose-colored 'Archangel Raspberry' also invites hummingbirds and butterflies to stop by it's extra-large flowers. It grows 14 inches tall and wide.
Angelonia 'Archangel White'
Growing 14 inches tall and wide, Archangel White angelonia features large, pure-white flowers. It has been a standout variety in our Trial Garden for its good looks and easy-care nature. It grows 14 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Carita Cascade Deep Purple'
Pump up the color on your porch or patio with the beautiful purple flowers of Carita Cascade Deep Purple angelonia. Beautiful by itself or mixed with other colors, it fill a container to put on a lovely show. It grows 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Carita Cascade Rasbperry'
Ideal for window boxes, baskets, and other containers, Carita Cascade Raspberry spills over the side of a container, creating a wild display of color. It grows 16 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Carita Cascade White'
Bred for baskets and other containers, Carita Cascade White has a mounding/trailing shape that adds a lush look to decks, porches, and patios. It grows 18 inches tall and wide.
Angelonia 'Carita Purple'
Carita Purple angelonia blooms profusely and has a more open, spreading shape, making it perfect for hanging baskets, containers, and window boxes. It blooms nonstop throughout the summer and grows 12 inches tall and 16 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Carita White'
White goes with everything. That’s why you should include white-flowering forms of angelonia, such as 'Carita White' in your beds, borders, or containers. It grows 12 inches tall and 16 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Serena Purple'
Serena Purple angelonia is a spreading variety that adds bold color to containers and planters. It pairs perfectly with yellow-, white-, or rose-colored flowers. Serena Purple grows 20 inches tall and 14 inches wide.
Angelonia 'Serenita Lavender Pink'
Serenita Lavender Pink angelonia offers lots of soft pink flowers and a more mounding habit than other series, making it beautiful in baskets and other containers. Serenita Lavender Pink grows 14 inches tall and wide.
Angelonia 'Serenita Sky Blue'
Serenita Sky Blue loves heat, tolerates drought, and produces sprays of soft lavender-blue flowers all summer long. It grows 14 inches tall and wide, making it perfect for landscaping, as well as container gardening.
Angelonia 'Sungelonia Blue'
Sungelonia Blue angelonia is exceptionally easy to grow, producing a regular show of soft blue flowers. It grows 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide