Focus on Flowers.
My favorite annual plant this year is one from Proven Winners called Angelonia.
It is a very pretty annual flowering plant, but it is special to me because the deer do not like it. I have suffered with deer long enough, though, to know that they may sometime find it appealing, but so far so good. Not even a nibble.
It produces stalks of little flowers, similar to stock flowers, and they can be white, purple, and pink in color. The flowers last a long time on the plant, and flowering is steady all through till late summer. The plants habit is neat with small, elongated leaves, and it combines well with all types of salvia.
Last year, I had a combination of black and blue salvia and white angelonia around my fountain, and the combination looked fresh until late fall. This year, I have added Diamond Frost Euphorbia, a dainty white annual, in front of my salvia and angelonia, and it adds a delicate touch.
Use angelonia with other annuals of different heights, as it pairs with just about anything. I have resisted cutting my angelonia flowers for vases, however, because it lasts for such a long time in the garden, but it does make a good cut flower and is sometimes called summer snapdragon.
This is Moya Andrews, and today we focused on angelonia.