Angelonia angustifolia hybrid Angelface® ‘Perfectly Pink’-Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia angustifolia hybrid Angelface® ‘Perfectly Pink’ after I brought it home on 6-7-18, #455-3.

Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia Angelface® ‘Perfectly Pink’

Angelonia angustifolia Hybrid

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Angelonia angustifolia Benth. is the correct and accepted scientific name for this species of Angelonia. It was first described by George Bentham in Prodromus Systematis Regni Vegetabilis in 1874. Tropicos says the “In Author” was Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle. 

The genus Angelonia Bonpl. was named and described by Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland in Plantae Aequinoctiales in 1812. Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 33 accepted species of Angelonia.

I bought three of these plants from Wildwood Greenhouse on June 7, 2018. I planted them in the southeast corner bed where they will get an ample amount of sun. I am not into pink flowers, even though I have my fair share, but this cultivar looked very good. So, I had to bring them home and give them a shot.

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Hybrid
Zones: USDA Zones 10-11, maybe cooler
Size: 18-30” tall x 12-18” wide
Spacing: 10-14”
Light: Sun
Soil: Average, well-drained
Water: Average, drought tolerant

 

There isn’t a whole lot online about this plant except for websites selling them. The Angelonia are typically very heat and drought tolerant.

They grow well in average, well-drained soil but will adapt to moist soil as well. 

According to Proven Winners, the flowers don’t need to be deadheaded for continual bloom. Well, I will do it anyway because it helps to keep the plants tidy looking. They also say they have grape-scented leaves which I didn’t notice before.

They are perennial in USDA zones 10-11 so need to be grown as annuals otherwise. 

I just bought this plant, so I don’t have much to say about it yet. I will continue adding more photos and information as time goes by.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN (SPECIES)
PROVEN WINNERS
FINE GARDENING
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
GARDENING KNOW HOW

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