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Angelonia angustifolia

Angelonia angustifolia
'Serena Purple'
summer snapdragon
'Serena Purple'

Common name summer snapdragon
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers blue
Size 12-18"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature or slightly warmer
detailed seed-starting info below

Commonly grown as an annual in the cold zones. Attractive slender, slightly glossy dark-green leaves. When I started mine from seed (photo below) in March, the plants took a long time to develop to blooming size, but they were quite nice when they finally flowered. If I start from seed again, I'll plan on starting earlier. Meanwhile, a couple of 'Serana Purple' cultivars purchased locally were among the first flowers we set out to spruce up the front yard of our new Houston home.

Angelonia angustifolia
Seed-grown plant

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston front yard

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (12%G, 7-19d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (4%G, 10-14d) - 70F with light (no further G, 7d)

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