Summer Snapdragon
Summer Snapdragon
Summer Snapdragon
Summer Snapdragon
Summer Snapdragon
Summer Snapdragon

Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia angustifolia

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Common Names

Summer Snapdragon; Angelonia

Plant Description

Partial shade or bright shade. A warm-season perennial in Zones 8-11 with narrow pointed leaves and 8-inch flower spikes in shades of pink and lavender. Short stature makes angelonia a natural bedding plant; plant 9-12 inches apart for masses of color. It benefits from occasionally pinching back the tallest flower spikes. It can be fairly drought tolerant, but like any summer bedding plant, it will need to be watered to establish. Allow soil to dry out between waterings. Angelonia is not preferred by deer.

Plant Details

  • plant type: Annuals
  • origins: Mexico and West Indies


coupon eligible: No

watersaver: No

flower color: White, Purple, Pink

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Hummingbirds

sunlight requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay, Garden Mixed, Sandy

invasive: No


Plant in April or May for summer color; water to establish; pinch back tall flower spikes to encourage denser growth.

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