Antirrhinum, commonly known as Snapdragons, garden snapdragon or dragon flowers, are short-lived perennials and semi evergreen subshrubs, usually grown as annuals, flowering from spring to fall. They can survive in cold seasons and sometimes overwinter in certain zones if given a deep, loose mulch but are often replanted each spring. Needs full or partial sun and rich, well-drained soil. Removing dead flowers (deadhead) helps prolong the flowering season. Easily propagated by seed sown outdoors in late spring or by stem cuttings in early fall or spring. It is widely used as an ornamental plant in borders and as a cut flower since they range in dwarf to tall sizes. Blooming peak seasons are April to June and August to October. The 1-3 in. (3-7cm) fragrant flowers come in a variety of colors including multicolored patterns depending on the cultivar. Avoid overhead watering.
USES: Cut flowers, Borders, Beds, Containers, Rock gardens, Bee gardens, Walls, Mass plantings, Hummingbird and butterfly gardens, Mixed borders, Edging
Botanical Name: Antirrhinum majus ‘Night & Day’
Common Name: Garden snapdragon, Garten-Löwenmaul
Flower Color: Near black, velvety crimson with a silvery throat and dark foliage
Flowering Time: June to October
Plant Height: 18 in (45cm)
Plant Width: 12 in (30cm)
Light Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Moist
Soil Requirements: Fertile, sharply drained soil
USDA Zone: 9-11
AHS Heat Zone: 12-1
Misc: First year plants may survive in Zones 5-7 if mulched deeply but loosely
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seed at 61-64°F (16-18°C) in winter. Where reliably winter hardy, sow seed in summer and set out plants in autumn. Seeds can also be sown in a cold frame in autumn or spring. They may not come true. Overwinter young plants under glass.
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