Description from Park Seed
Nonstop color for those hot, humid summers where few other plants are happy!
Serena® is a dream come true for Angelonia lovers — the first variety EVER available from seed for the home gardener! Now you can grow this long-blooming, sun-loving, heat- and humidity-tolerant annual for pennies a plant!
Serena® is a bit shorter than other Angelonias, but that’s all to the good. The 10- to 12-inch stems (much taller in the South — up to 18 inches) sport long rows of splendid 3/4-inch blooms that open gradually over several weeks, giving you bright color all summer. And this is a well-branched plant 12 to 14 inches wide, with more flowering stems than you’d expect and such an easy-care nature!
Use Serena® as you would Salvia in the hot, dry garden. It doesn’t need to be deadheaded after bloom — fresh flowering stems simply arise to replace the old ones! — and it attracts bees. Although it’s quite drought tolerant, it also fares well in moist soils. And at just a foot high, it’s ideal for containers!
The Serena® series contains other fine colors, such as lavender pink, lavender, and white. Challenge it to your hottest, driest, most difficult garden spot this summer, and I think you’ll be amazed by the results!
Sow these pelleted seeds at about 74 degrees F. They’ll sprout in less than a week, at which time you can grow them on at any soil temperature between 68 and 80 degrees F. Transplant into the sunny garden when they have at least 2 sets of true leaves and all danger of frost is past. They bloom 13 to 14 weeks from sowing. Pkt is 10 pelleted seeds.
- Compact, long-blooming, and easy!
- Genus: Angelonia
- Species: angustifolia
- Variety: Serena ® Blue
- Item Form: (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
- Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Late Summer
- Habit: Compact
- Seeds Per Pack: 10
- Plant Height: 10 in – 12 in
- Plant Width: 12 in – 14 in
- Bloom Size: .75 in