Angelonia – Angelface® Cascade Blue
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Self-cleaning, no dead-heading necessary.
Angelonia are heat-loving plants that will grow most vigorously and bloom best when the heat is on. They are plants best planted in mid-spring or later, since they won't really grow until the temperatures warm up. Angelonia will tolerate wet feet and a fair amount of drought. The plants are easy care with no deadheading needed. A bit of fertilizer or some compost in a garden bed is usually all that is needed for these plants to thrive. Due to their heat-loving nature they are one of the plants that can be planted even during the heat of mid-summer.
Don't forget that Angelface are great long lasting cut flowers with a slight grape soda fragrance. Try some in a flower arrangement this year and see for yourself!
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Great for use in hanging baskets, upright planters and combination planters as well as in landscape plantings.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 60 - 75° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Late Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-8
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-14
Pinching and Growth Regulators
For all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1-2 weeks after transplant. Florel causes tip burn and distorted growth. Sumagic (2-5 ppm). Growth regulators other than Sumagic can delay flowering.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. A preventative fungicide drench at transplant may be helpful.
Grower Tips for Angelface
-Requires high light in production.
-Needs 200 ppm fertilizer for optimal growth.
-Warm and slightly dry conditions after transplanting speeds root in and growth.
-Time plants for late spring sales, they will not grow well until light is high and temperatures are warm.
Angelface Blue is 1 to 2 weeks earlier to flower than the other varieties.