Photo Courtesy of Ball Seed

Angelonia angustifolia 'Serenita Purple'

Summer Snapdragon

The Serenita Series is more compact than its popular relatives in the Serena Series. While the plants may be a bit shorter, Serenitas are anything but short on blooms. Serenita Purple is lined with lavender-purple flowers with white throats. Sun loving, this summer snapdragon can handle heat, humidity and even short periods of drought. Both deer and rabbits should pass over your angelonia.

Height: 12-14 in

Spread: 12-14 in

USDA Zone: Zones 9-10

Color: Bi-Color, Purple Blue, White

Interesting Notes:

The Summer Snapdragon is native to South America and is prized beauty for every garden, cut bouquet, or container combination. The Serenita Series was the first seed angelonia available to home gardens.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought resistant to both deer and rabbits, Serena Angelonia is a gardeners dream. Sun loving, your angelonia wants a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of sun per day. Water when soil begins to feel dry to the touch. No dead heading is needed, but many prefer to sheer plants back mid-season about 50% to reinvigorate them for the seasons home stretch. Apply a granular slow-release fertilizer at install and then follow-up 1 to 2 times per week with a complete well balanced liquid fertilizer.  

Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds


  • No Deadheading
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Compact

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Edging
  • Container
  • Window Boxes
  • Border
  • Specimen
  • Rock Garden
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Mid Green


  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average
  • Well Drained
  • Dry


  • Compact