Angelonia (Summer Snapdragon)


Angelonia angustifolia

Archangel(tm) Purple

Also called summer snapdragon, the plant begins flowering shortly after planting in late spring. With a little deadheading,it will continue to bloom profusely until frost. The garden world is dominated by plants with round flowers, making the spiky texture of the Angelonia flower stalks welcome additions to any summer garden. (Thanks to the Mississippi State University website.)



Our plant bloomed earlier in the year but stopped. Normally, it is supposed to do well in the summer heat but ours did not. But it is putting on a pretty nice show now. The blooms are small but very pretty. The entire plant is about 18″ high and 18″ in diameter.

Here are a couple more pictures. Notice the color in the center of the bloom.

If you would like to know more about the Angelonia, visit the MSU website (linked above) or the article by Dan Gill on the NOLA website.

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