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Angelonia angustifolia /Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia angustifolia  / Angelonia angustifolia
Summer snapdragon in foreground
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Summer snapdragon in foreground

Summer flowers

Mixed colors

Stalks of purple flowers and narrow leaves

At its best flowering during the heat of the summer

Growing in a bed at an entrance to a commercial building's parking lot

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Scientific Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Common Name: Summer Snapdragon
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories:
Comments: Vigorous growing, summer flowering annual coming in a variety of colors. In their native habitat they are perennials, but since they are not cold hardy they are treated as annuals in most places. Does well in mass plantings, as seen in images above, and as single plants in containers. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil. Clip back plants during the growing season to encourage repeat flowering.