Nonstop color for those hot, humid summers where few other plants are happy!
Compact, long-blooming, and easy!
Variety: Serena ? Mix
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Plant Height: 10 in – 12 in
Plant Width: 12 in – 14 in
Bloom Size: .75 in
Additional Characteristics: Easy Care Plants,Flower,Free Bloomer
Bloom Color: Blue,Lavender,Light Pink,Light Purple,Mix,White
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
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!
This mix of all the lovely Serena? colors contains blue, purple, lavender, lavender pink, and white shades — for unbelievably brilliant blooms!
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: 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. Pelleted seeds.