Plant habit: upright
Blooming season: late spring, summer, fall
Characteristics: attracts butterflies, drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant, low maintenance.
Uses: cut flower, containers, garden, landscape.
Archangels have larger blooms and a more robust growth habit the the Angelmist varieties. They need warm temps so resist the temptation to plant early when soil temps are still cool. Prefer full sun; flowers are much more sparse in any shade. Grow on the dry side for best results; too much water results in weak, spindly growth and may cause rot. Flowers are lightly-scented and work well as cut flowers. Angelonias 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. If they get a little unkempt, give them a clip and a good feeding to rejuvenate them.