Angelonia – Angelos

Annuals

Summary

Enjoy vibrant blooms on this upright variety all summer long.

Description

Angelos varieties are prized as the finest angelonia on the market. These vertical accent plants have massive blooms on well-branched, upright plant habits. The extra large blooms are densely packed on the flower spikes and thrive in the harshest summer conditions. Use Angelos angelonia as the highlight in your summer combination container gardens or massed in landscape plantings. Free-flowering selection with an upright habit. Produces tall, graceful spires of colorful blooms. The flowers contrast beautifully with the lush green foliage. This robust plant withstands heat and rain.

Additional Info

The perfect choice for big and bold color that thrives through the heat of summer.
Big blooms and upright habits make Carita the perfect thriller for summer combos.
Carita's heat and drought tolerance make it an ideal choice for warm season landscape plantings.


Details

Seasons:
Colors
  • Blue
  • Lavender
  • White
Habits
  • Upright
Exposure
  • Full Sun
Moisture
  • Moist
Height:

12 - 24 in

Spread:

12 - in

Zone:

N/A

Uses

N/A

Features
  • Heat Tolerant
Sub-Categories
  • 5" pot
Watering

New plantings should be watered daily for a couple of weeks. After that, depending on the weather and soil type, watering can be adjusted to every two or three days. Clay soils hold moisture longer than sandy soils, so expect to water more frequently in sandy settings.


Different plants have different water needs. Some plants prefer staying on the dry side, others like to be consistently moist. Refer to the plant label to check a plant’s specific requirements.


Ideally water should only be applied to the root zone - an area roughly 6-12” (15-30cm) from the base of the plant, not the entire plant. A soaker hose is a great investment for keeping plants healthy and reducing water lost through evaporation. Hand watering using a watering wand with a sprinkler head attached is also a good way to control watering. If the garden area is large, and a sprinkler is necessary, try to water in the morning so that plant foliage has time to dry through the day. Moist foliage encourages disease and mold that can weaken or damage plants.


To check for soil moisture use your finger or a small trowel to dig in and examine the soil. If the first 2-4” (5-10cm) of soil is dry, it is time to water.

Pruning

"Prune plants freely to maintain the desired size and shape. Pinching plants back stimulates dense, bushy new growth and encourages more flowers. Remove old flowers to keep plant looking healthy and prevent seed production that drains the plant’s energy at the expense of forming new flowers. Some plants are grown only for their attractive foliage (such as coleus, dusty miller and flowering kale). Their flowers are not very showy and any buds should be pinched off to keep the foliage looking its best."


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