Angelonia Angelface® ‘Perfectly Pink’
Angelonia angustifolia Hybrid
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 lists 29 accepted species of Angelonia (as of 1-7-21 when I am updating this page, down 4 from the last update). It is a member of the plant family Plantaginaceae with 106 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made.
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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. I put them in the southeast corner bed.
Zones: USDA Zones 10-11, maybe cooler
Size: 18-30” tall x 12-18” wide
Soil: Average, well-drained
Water: Average, drought tolerant
I am not really into pink flowers, but these flowers are really nice!
There isn’t a whole lot online about this plant except for websites selling them. The Angelonia are typically very heat and drought tolerant.
The Angelonia angustifolia ‘Perfectly Pink’ was a great performer in the southeast corner bed. They receive full sun until late afternoon and a little supplemental water maybe once a week if it doesn’t rain. They flowered continually with no deadheading.
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.
The Angelonia angustifolia ‘Perfectly Pink’ performed remarkable well all summer. By the time the above photo was taken on August 26, they were beginning to show signs of wear. Most every time I watered the flower beds, no matter how dry it was, the Angelonia angustifolia ‘Perfectly Pink’ was still perky…
After a summer with the Angelonia angustifolia Angelface® ‘Perfectly Pink, I give a FIVE GOLD STAR rating. It performed very well in the heat and sometimes being neglected. I don’t think I ever deadheaded but it continued to flower all summer and right up until frost. Not sure which ZAP got them, though.
I haven’t found any of these plants in the local greenhouses since 2018 or I would have brought a few home again. I will keep looking every year…
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