Plant name: Angelonia
Botanical name: Angelonia angustifolia ‘Serena’
Suggested by: Ellen Leue, Ball Horticultural Company (www.ballhort.com)
Virtues: Easy to care for. Its colors and texture are somewhat reminiscent of heather.
Flower: Small florets arranged in spikes, in white, lavender, pink, and purple.
Foliage: More narrow and deeper green than those of most snapdragons.
Habit: Grows 10 to 12 inches tall and spreads 12 to 14 inches, creating a dense mound of color.
Companions: Other sun-loving plants, including petunias, grasses, and lantana. Excellent for containers, garden beds, and large-scale landscapes.