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Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia

Angelonia angustifolia 'Alonia Bicolor Violet'

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Alonia Bicolor Violet Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia 'Alonia Bicolor Violet') at Roger's Gardens

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia flowers

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia flowers

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Alonia Bicolor Violet Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia 'Alonia Bicolor Violet') at Roger's Gardens

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia in bloom

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  22 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Summer Snapdragon

Group/Class:  Alonia Series

Description:

This variety produces airy white and violet snapdragon-like flowers all summer; a spiky look that is great for massing; perfect for gardens, borders, and containers; tolerates heat, humidity, and drought; beautiful addition to cut flower arrangements

Ornamental Features

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia has masses of beautiful spikes of white pea-like flowers with violet overtones rising above the foliage from late spring to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its small fragrant narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Alonia™ Bicolor Violet Angelonia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features