When cool-season annuals take a break during the heat of summer, angelonia plants pick up the pace. This snapdragon look-alike blooms nonstop from late spring through fall, adding a cheerful splash of color to the landscape. Unlike snapdragons that fade in mid-summer, angelonia plants thrive in heat, even in hot and humid regions of the south.
This semi-tropical plant is treated as an annual in all but the warmest climates. Also known as summer snapdragon, the delicate tubular flowers are a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies, and insect pollinators. With a wide range of flower colors and forms to choose from, this virtually carefree annual makes a versatile addition to beds, borders, and containers.
Upright or spreading habit, 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide
Late spring through fall