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Snapdragon in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Antirrhinum

 

Snapdragon

Antirrhinums come in every shade of the spectrum except a true blue, they can be in pastels, vibrant or bi-coloured. There are dwarf varieties as well as tall ones to choose from therefore the dimensions may vary from the description below, these are for the tallest varieties. Some varieties are frost hardy.

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plant Features
  • Snapdragon likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Snapdragon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Snapdragon is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Snapdragon likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Snapdragon

Latin name

Antirrhinum

type

Flowering plant

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Snapdragon likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Snapdragon is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Snapdragon likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Snapdragon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Snapdragon is 0.45meters x 0.80meters 0.45 M 0.80 M

Antirrhinum

Antirrhinums come in every shade of the spectrum except a true blue, they can be in pastels, vibrant or bi-coloured. There are dwarf varieties as well as tall ones to choose from therefore the dimensions may vary from the description below, these are for the tallest varieties. Some varieties are frost hardy.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Antirrhinum flower from early Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out container grown plants in full sun into their flowering site after last frost.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Sow seed on top of seed compost, 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost, late Winter to mid Spring, press the seed gently into the damped compost but do not cover, they need light to germinate. Cover with a plastic bag or glass to help retain moisture, when big enough to handle, approx 1.2 inches place outside to harden off. Pinch out the tips to encourage bushier growth.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft stem cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Try putting stem cuttings into water, they will often root.

 
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