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 CharacteristicsWhere not hardy, grow as a bedding annual or container plant. Container plants are best discarded after flowering.
CareMoist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.
PropagationSow seed in spring.
ProblemsProne to aphids and powdery mildew.