Genus: Angelonia

Angelonia

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Angelonia (Angelonia)
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Scrophulariaceae
The small subshrubs and perennials of the genus Angelonia originate in damp savannas in tropical and subtropical Central and South America. Their 2-lipped flowers make a colorful floral color accent in summer. 
Noteworthy characteristics:  Where not hardy, grow as a bedding annual or container plant. Container plants are best discarded after flowering.
Care:  Moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in spring.

Problems: 

Prone to aphids and powdery mildew.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Angelonia

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Angelonia
Angelonia angustifolia