3 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Antirrhinum majus is a deciduous perennial plant from the Plantaginaceae family. Commonly known by the names Greater Snapdragon and Snapdragon, amongst others Provides cool-season colour and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. The showy blooms of snapdragons look beautiful in arrangements and many snapdragons are fragrant. Grows well in sunny, outlying areas where garden pests are prone to nibble. Since young snapdragons need cool weather for best growth, the winter months are ideal for planting in warm regions.
Common problems with Snapdragon
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.
Snapdragon Companion Plants
Plant with annuals or between small shrubs.
How to harvest Snapdragon
Cut snapdragon bloom spikes freely for indoor arrangements throughout the blooming period. Use clean, sharp shears. Remove spent blooms to encourage flowering.
How to propagate Snapdragon
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.
Sow seed at a minimum of 15 degrees in early spring or take softwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of Snapdragon
Other uses of Snapdragon
Cutting bed, border, fragrance
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.
Flowers - Sow Under Cover in April.
Sow these seeds and pot up these tubers to get an early start on the year.
Annuals are mostly, self seeders and flower every year giving you lots of bang for your buck.