Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower 'Serena Mix'

Angelonia angustifolia

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Angelonia (angel-on-ee-a) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Serena Mix
Additional cultivar information:(Serena series)



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sacramento, California

San Jose, California

Sebastian, Florida

New Iberia, Louisiana

Cumberland, Maryland

Averill Park, New York

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Anderson, South Carolina

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Lewisville, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 21, 2010, AnnaMarie5 from Anderson, SC wrote:

This plant is absolutely beautiful. I have had great success with it and it has required very little watering in our 100 degree weather this year in South Carolina. I will try to winter this one indoors because I love it so much.


On May 16, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The Serena series is the first Angelonia series that is available from seed. A more compact Angelonia, it is supposed to be an excellent plant for hot, dry, humid and even wet garden areas. Generally, 'Serena Mix' grows to about a foot tall; however, in the deep south (especially in Florida), it can grow 18 inches tall or more. The series has two-lipped, 3/4-inch, lavender, lavender-pink, white or purple blooms on narrow terminal spikes which appear from spring to early fall. Deadheading is not required. Although in most USDA Zones it is an annual, it is winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. It is suitable as a bedding or container plant.