Antirrhinum majus

Botanical Name: Antirrhinum majus

Common Name(s): Snapdragon

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Description:

Snapdragons are perennials, but are generally grown as winter- and spring-flowering annuals. Dwarf varieties are excellent for bedding, while tall varieties make colourful background plants and lovely cut flowers. Colours range from red through yellow, white and pink; single colours are available. Sow seed in autumn or spring but don’t cover, as the plants need light for germination. Plant A. majus ‘Tom Thumb’ dwarfs 200mm apart and the taller ‘Animation’ series 300mm apart. To encourage bushy plants, pinch out the growing points when plants are 70mm high.

Family: – Plantaginaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: an-tur-RYE-num MAY-jus

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Common Pests and Diseases
Fungal leaf spot, Mildew powdery or downy, Mold, Root rot, Rust, Wilt.
Flowers

Description:
Colours range from red through yellow, white and pink; single colours are available.


Foliage

Description:
This plant bears green foliage.


Fruit

Description:
Inconspicuous and not showy.


Growth Rate
Fast
Maintenance
To encourage bushy plants, pinch out the growing points when plants are 70mm high.
Origin
Mediterranean region
Planting Instructions

Plant Antirrhinum majus ‘Tom Thumb’ dwarfs 200mm apart and the taller ‘Animation’ series 300mm apart.

Seed Sowing Instructions

Sow seed in Autumn or Spring but don’t cover, as the plants need light for germination.

Size
Height 25 cm Spread 90 cm
Soil Conditions
Well drained
Uses
Use for cut flower or foliage.
Uses in landscape design
Use in a perennial border.Dwarf varieties are excellent for bedding, while tall varieties make colourful background plants.
When to Sow
Spring , Autumn/fall
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