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Genus Angelonia (Angelonia)

Angelonia Angelonia angustifolia Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner
an-jel-OH-nee-ah Common Name: Angelonia
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 cultivars for genus Angelonia

Angelonia angustifolia Angelonia angustifolia
(Angelonia)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Upright, low perennial with deep mauve to violet two-lipped flowers blooming all summer. Angelonia are superlative container plants, and can also be grown as bedding annuals.