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Plant 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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Botanical name

Antirrhinum majus

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

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

Common name(s)

Snapdragon

Origin

Foliage

This plant bears green foliage.

Uses in landscape design

Use in a perennial border.Dwarf varieties are excellent for bedding, while tall varieties make colourful background plants.

Planting instructions

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

Maintenance

To encourage bushy plants, pinch out the growing points when plants are 70mm high.

Fruit

Inconspicuous and not showy.

Soil conditions

Well drained

Growth rate

Fast

Uses

Use for cut flower or foliage.

Common pests and diseases

Fungal leaf spot, Mildew powdery or downy, Mold, Root rot, Rust, Wilt.

When to sow

Seed sowing instructions

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

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

This plant bears green foliage.

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