Snapdragons

Antirrhinum majus

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
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Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus)
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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.

Overview

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,
Red,
White,
Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

Antirrhinum majus