Plants tolerate a wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones. Plants may not flower well in too much shade. Late spring frosts can impair or eliminate flowering for the year. Remove flowering stalks after bloom.
Common name: Tasmanian Angel Color: Pink and Creamy White Bloom time: June to July Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care Before you plant, be sure that you choose varieties proven in your climate. When in doubt, All-America Rose Selections winners are good bets. Or check with your local nursery.If you order plants from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest).
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 60 - 70F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Also, select a site that gets full sun.
For dependable blooms, plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day.
If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over.
Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils.
Harvesting: 5-7 days
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking.
Also, deep planting keeps Bangada bulbs cool when temperatures soar.
Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.
Special Feature: Bold, stately plants that may be grown as specimens but are perhaps best in small groupings. Borders or formal gardens. For the St. Louis area, A. spinosus is a similar plant with better winter hardiness. Use
Note: No serious insect or disease problems. Snails and slugs are occasional visitors that can do substantial damage if left unchecked. Plants can spread aggressively in optimum conditions.