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Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragons)

Antirrhinum majus Photo/Illustration: Melissa Lucas


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Antirrhinum majus an-ter-REE-num MAY-jus Common Name: Snapdragons Genus: Antirrhinum
This plant produces upright racemes of two-lipped flowers with spreading, rounded lobes in a vast arrray of warm colors. It flowers profusely summer through autumn.
Noteworthy characteristics: Cultivars range greatly in height and vary in use from bedding to mixed border and cut flowers.
Care: Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Propagation: Sow seed in containers in winter at 60-61°F. Root softwood cuttings in summer.
Problems: Mold, leaf spot, rust and root rot, downy mildew. Aphids and leaf miners.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower; White Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Annuals

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