The Angelonia Angelface series bears tall spikes of flowers in vibrant colours and bloom constantly from spring to late autumn. They are sun lovers that revel in the heat of summer. In shades of pink, dark blue and pale blue, white and bi-colour, they blend into almost every planting scheme.
Angelface will add colourful flowers and artistry to the garden in mixed plantings or in massed displays. Growing to 35cm they can be used as background planting in garden borders. They look splendid in drifts or clumps in sunny beds, especially when planted with contrasting silver-grey leafed plants or mixed in with other flowering perennials. They can also be included in mixed planting in large pots, as long as the soil is kept moist. As cut flowers they are best used in full arrangements where they tend to support each other.As cut flowers for floral decoration they will last for a few days in mixed arrangements.
Angelface Angelonias grow and flower quickly once they get established. Prune them back from time to time as the flower spikes begin to look tired, and they will return to flower within days. Careful pruning with only some of the planting pruned at any one time disguises the pruning to the extent that you hardly know it has occurred. Light applications of fertiliser designed for flower and fruit encourage more and better flowering.
Angelonias are members of the foxglove family and are known as Summer Snapdragons due to the resemblance to their tubular flowers.Angelonias come from the West Indies and Mexico. While they have been grown in gardens for centuries, they have never achieved the popularity they deserve. The great new Angelface Series will change that. These hybrids of Angelonia angustifolia were bred in Germany for superior garden performance and they produce longer lasting, larger flowers in vibrant colours on compact plants.