Angelonia are beautiful annual flowers for the greater Houston area and is known as the “Summer Snapdragon”. These flowers helps create a beautiful Landscape and makes Landscape Maintenance very easy. Angelonia has many different varieties but their color variation between each one is slight. The main color groups are: Pink, Purple, White, and Blue1. Mixed varieties are very beautiful but are not extremely vibrant. So if your yard and house are slightly darker, these flowers may not provide the POP of color you might be looking for. To help with that, use a single color.
Angelonia can survive in a medium range of of sun/shade and water conditions. It has it’s preferences of course and you will be able to get the best performance out of flower in that case. They prefer full sun and moist well drained soils. They are able to take partial shade and withstand some dry spells.
If during the late summer they are not flowering as much, cut them back approximately half way. They will come back with as much vibrancy as they started with.
Best Ways to Use These Flowers
My favorite way to use this annual in your Landscape is as a backdrop for lower growing flowers. The blooms are focused at tips of the flower and the lower portion of the flower is just green. We often plant creeping Vinca in front of them, it is one of the easiest and best performing scenarios.
Overall size for this annual is moderate. It will reach 12″ to 18″ in overall height and approximately 6″ to 10″ in width. So each plant is fairly substantial and can be planted a little further apart. It can be used as a “Wall” of flowers along the back or if you are going for more of a wild flower look the Angelonia is perfect for sprinkling in with other annuals. It is also great as cut flowers and do extremely well in pots.
Enjoy this beautiful annual flower, it’s one of my favorites!
1. Costa Farms (2019, May 20). Costa Farms [Website]. Retrieved from: http://www.costafarms.com/plants/angelonia