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Snapdragons

Antirrhinum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

45cm

50cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Snapdragons Overview

    Antirrhinum is a diverse genus of annual species commonly referred to as snapdragons for their flower appearance. They come from rocky habitats in Europe, the USA and North Africa and have been widely cultivated to form showy, colourful 2-lipped flowers. The classification of this genus is still under contention and different sources report differing numbers of species (2 vs. 21). Many cultivars and hybrids exist and are commonly grown.

    Common problems with Snapdragons

    How to propagate Snapdragons

    Seed

    Propagate by seed sown outdoors in late spring.

    Cuttings

    Stem cuttings in early autumn or spring.

    Other uses of Snapdragons

    Grown for the flowers. Can be used for cut flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

    Ornamentals to Plant Outside in April

    Provided the ground isn't frozen or water-logged, plant these varieties.

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    Flowers to Sow or Plant Under Cover in March

    Sow these seeds and pot up these tubers to get an early start on the year.

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