Snapdragon is a beautiful annual flower that blooms in summer and sometimes even into fall.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Antirrhinum majus
Family : Scrophulariaceous
Type : Annual
Height : 15 to 120 cm
Exposure : Sun
Ground : Rather rich, well drained
Flowering : June to September / October
Planting and sowing snapdragon
Snapdragon is a plant that sows itself year after year, but here's how to properly plant or sow it first.
Properly plant the snapdragon:
If you buy your bucket snapdragons directly, it is recommended to plant them in spring, around May for flowering in summer.
Whatever the planting medium, prefer a location sunny for a optimal flowering.
- Snapdragon likes well-drained land
- Always keep the soil slightly moist, from planting until the end of flowering
If you want to sow snapdragon seeds, start at the end of winter for spring establishment.
- Sowing under shelter or in a nursery in March or April
- Planting in May, ideally after any risk of frost
Snapdragon is a plant that requires very little maintenance.
- Remove the wilted flowers over time to encourage the appearance of new flowers.
- During the hot weather, do not hesitate to water in the evening to prevent your snapdragons from drying out.
- Adding liquid fertilizer at the time of flowering will promote more flowers and brighter colors.
By leaving your snapdragons in place and without touching them, they will repeat themselves spontaneously from year to year.
Snapdragon in winter
Although it is an annual plant, snapdragon is perfectly resistant to mild winters and reseeds itself naturally from year to year.
It is resistant to negative temperatures down to -5 °.
If your region has a cold winter climate, don't hesitate to protect your snapdragons with a thick coat of dried leaves, hoping to see them return the following spring.
Good to know about snapdragons
There are different varieties of snapdragons, tall ones that are popular in bouquet, dwarfs and half-dwarfs which are ideal for making flower beds, but also for tubs and planters.
Also called snapdragon, we observe a multitude of colors. Snapdragon can range from pink, yellow, purple, purple, white, and orange.
If your snapdragons were to change color from their original color, this is quite normal.
By reseeding on its own, snapdragon can change its appearance from year to year.
Snapdragon in the kitchen:
Snapdragon is also used in cooking which has very interesting culinary characteristics.
Even though it is bitter and sometimes pungent, its taste is similar to that of endive, it is very decorative.
Varieties of snapdragons
From tall varieties, we will appreciate "Madame Butterfly" which approaches 100 cm, "Large wolf" and "Precursor race" which exceeds them.
From dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties, we will note beautiful varieties like ‘Tom Pouce’ (20 cm), Black Pince ’(40 cm),‘ Goupil ”(50 cm) and Race Sonnet (60 cm)
Multiply, varieties, snapdragons offer a large number of different colors and shapes.
Tip about snapdragon
Flower your garden, balcony or terrace with snapdragons for a colorful result!