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Angelonia angustifolia 'Angelface Blue'

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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: Angelface Blue
Additional cultivar information: (PP14189, AngelfaceŽ series, aka Anblauzwei)
Hybridized by Olbricht; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive htop On Apr 14, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower 'Angelface Blue' (Angelonia angustifolia) has an upright branching growth habit. The stalks do not need to be staked. To perform successfully, it needs humus-rich, well-draining soil. Although it can be grown in partial shade, it blooms best in full sun. Although drought and heat tolerant (Angelonia augustfolia is native to Mexico) once established, it appreciates a drink now and then during dry periods. Its large blooms do not need to be dead headed. The blooms are excellent in cut flower arrangements and can last up to 10 days. In addition to being a wonderful landscape plant (deer resistant), it also is an excellent container plant.

Positive bluespiral On Dec 1, 2006, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

It's not easy to find a medium-tall spikey flower like delphiniums in a blue color for partial shade. This one not only has the presence of delphiniums which turn to black mush anyway around here, but blooms until frost with disease and pest-free foliage.

I collected seed in '06 summer. One source of information says that this plant takes a long time to flower from seed, so he will sow his seed in February in the following year. In 2006, he sowed his seed using the baggy method @70*F and got 12% germination in 7 - 19 days.

An essential flower for the cottage gardener who won't accept shade limitations, it was lovely this summer contrasting with the filmy blue-green/apricot/mauve Agastache aurantiaca along a path under the morning glory, Ipomoea 'Hatsu Arashi'.

Regional...

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

Ontario, California
Coral Springs, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Macon, Georgia
Ellicott City, Maryland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Deer Park, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Westworth Village, Texas
Cave Spring, Virginia



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