(Angelonia with Helichrysum, petunia, Johnsen Landscapes)
In fact, over the past decade, scientists have reported the successful use of blue light in the treatment of psychological problems such as addictions, eating disorders, impotence, and depression.
Moreover, a deep blue/purple such as Indigo or Deep Violet symbolizes mystical wisdom and spiritual insight. It increases contemplation and quiet moments of introspection. Think: chakra colors...
So it follows that if you have blue and purple flowers in your garden you will be calmer and more insightful! Ha!
(from Nature Hills Nursery)
Angelonias love the heat and will flower all summer. No deadheading required, easy and rewarding, just keep up regular fertilizing and watering. This plant can be a perennial in Florida. People, Places and Plants Magazine listed Angelface Dark Violet as one of the 12 Hot Annuals for 2008.
The Angelonia Angelface Dark Violet and Angelface Blue ( it is hard to tell the difference in color ) is a standout plant in a garden. They bloom well into the fall and also make a great cut flower that will last up to 10 days indoors! I plant masses of these for my clients.