One of the best things we get in email is the Ornamental Horticulture E-News bulletin from horticulture professor Allen Owings at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Center.
One such recent email contained a photo showing a cloud of angelonia in a trial bed at the research center.
The plants in the photo are angelonia in the Serena series, a Louisiana Super Plant from spring 2011, and Serenita series, a slightly smaller version of the Serena, that will debut next year.
Use Serena, Serenita and Archangel as border plants or in combination with other plants or other angelonia in containers.
Called “summer snapdragons,” angelonia does best in full sun in soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Fertilize lightly, if at all. Not only do you not have to dead-head but snipping spent blooms slows re-flowering.
Look for this warm season bedding plant in colors of white, pink, blue, lavender, lavender pink and raspberry.
Advocate staff writer