Spring Production Of Sungelonia Angelonias

Sungelonia White

Suntory’s Sungelonia angelonias bring significant improvements to growers and the garden market. Three gorgeous colors – Blue, Deep Pink and White – have been bred to be more compact and uniform across the series with excellent branching. Flowers contrast beautifully with glossy, dark green foliage. Sungelonias produce abundant blooms on dense,  4 to 10-inch spikes, while maintaining a well-balanced form.

Helpful Hints From John Barone
Barone Gardens, Cicero, New York

I’ve grown Sungelonia for two seasons now and have been quite impressed. They are more compact and are earlier to flower than other series out on the market. They still like warmer temperatures and are better suited for the latter half of May in Northern areas. We did not use any plant growth regulators and pinched them once with great results. They have super deep-green foliage and excellent flower count. They are just gorgeous and easy to grow. Sungelonias work well in containers and combinations. They finish well in 4-inch and 5-inch pots. Use multiple liners for pots that are 8 inches or larger.

Spring & Summer Performance
While other angelonias tend to fall open or get floppy as they mature, Sungelonias provide a sturdy, upright, elegant look. They are also earlier to flower, making it easier for growers to hit the prime sales window in May instead of waiting for later in the summer. Angelonia’s common name is Summer Snapdragon because it is associated with summer performance, thriving in heat and humidity while also being drought tolerant. Sungelonias will continue to bloom profusely and retain their shape.  They reach a height of 12 to 15 inches with a spread of 8 to 12 inches.

General Culture
Grow Sungelonia angelonias in a well-drained peat/perlite mix and keep soil pH between 5.5 and 6.2. Recommended pot sizes for finishing are 4-inch and 6-inch. Crop times are as follows:
• 4-inch pots – six to seven weeks with one liner and one pinch
• 6-inch pots – seven to nine weeks with one or two liners and one pinch
• 10-inch pots – 10-12 weeks with three liners and two pinches

Recommended Uses
Sungelonias are versatile as annuals anywhere. Plants bloom continuously, April through November, and thrive in full sun. Sungelonias can be used in patio containers by themselves, in combination with other plants, or in the ground as bedding plants and landscape borders. Ideal companions for mixed plantings include Suntory’s Temari and Tapien verbenas, Surdiva scaevolas, trailing Million Bells calibrachoas, mecardonia and Marietta bidens.

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