Height: 10-14″ (Spreading varieties)
Height: 16-24″ (Upright varieties)
Blooming season: late spring, summer, fall
Characteristics: attracts butterflies, drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant, low maintenance.
Uses: cut flower, containers, beds.
With an informal, sprawling habit suited to containers and as a filler in informal gardens, angelonias are called “summer snapdragons” for their airy spikes of flowers; they like the feed, but too much will push green growth at the expense of flowers. Don’t overwater or growth will be weakened. Prefers warm temps so wait til the weather warms up to plant. Best in full sun; flowers are much more sparse in any shade. Grow on the dry side for best results; may need a shear midsummer. Good for cut flowers. These are hard to beat in the heat. Nearly everywhere we have seen them, from in-ground to containers to hanging basket combos, when they are properly fed and watered, they have been very effective and tough as nails. Angelmist Spreading White is one of the best performing bedding plants for Alabama summers.