New Favorite Hummingbird Plant
Thought I'd start a new thread rather than piggy back on an old one. I didn't see Angelonia mentioned, so I thought I'd rave about it a little bit.
I haven't grown it before, so when my husband brought a flat home this spring, I was a little skeptical. We needed something for a blazing hot, full sun location where it probably wouldn't get a whole lot of attention and precious little watering. Oh, I shouldn't forget the red, clay soil.
This plant has far exceeded any expectations I had, performing beautifully in the hot Alabama sun without flinching once. It never requires deadheading and has been completely pest free (though we aren't plagued much anyway). The hummers flit from the backyard feeders and flowers to these front yard Angelonia all day long.
Ours are a pretty purple, but they come in every shade of pink, lavender, deep purple, and white.
Angelonia is a tender perennial, typically used AS an annual in most parts of the temperate world. Pronounced : an jel OWE nee ya. (I put that in there because dearest, funny husband totally messes up the name every time. I think he does it on purpose, lol.)