Angelonia, Willowleaf Angelon, Angel Mist,
Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower, Purple Pasion
Malay name: Bunga Satay (Satay flower)
This plant which is covered with sticky hairs is classified as an ornamental perennial herb. It is suited for flower beds and borders. It can also be grown in containers.
It prefers moist, well drained, fertile soil and loves the sun. Prunning will encourage new growth and new blooms. Eventually it will die back. Propagation of new plants is by softwood cuttings and rarely by seeds.
Angelonia salicariifolia blooms continuously throughout the year in the tropics and late winter to early spring in cooler climates. The flowers may be lavender, purple or white in colour and they are good as cut flowers.
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