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Provides cool-season colour and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. Grows well in sunny, outlying areas where garden pests are prone to nibble. The showy blooms of snapdragons look beautiful in arrangements and many snapdragons are fragrant. Since young snapdragons need cool weather for best growth, the winter months are ideal for planting in warm regions.
Cut snapdragon bloom spikes freely for indoor arrangements throughout the blooming period. Use clean, sharp shears. Remove spent blooms to encourage flowering.
Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. The seeds need light to germinate. Plants tolerate frost and grow best in cool weather, transplant them outside before last frost.
Southern Europeand the Mediterranean
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Antirrhinum majus come in different sizes, the dwarf and short varieties do well as bedding plants and in pots. The intermediate varieties need to be planted further back in your flower beds or in cutting beds.
The tall varieties are grown as cut flowers.
Purple, Red, Multicoloured, Orange, White, Pink, Yellow
Aphids and leaf miners are pests that might be found on leaves, if problems persist treat with an organic garden pest solution. Snapdragons are prone to diseases like anthracnose, powdery mildew, rhizoctonia root and stem rot and rust.