Description for Antirrhinum Dwarf Mixed
Snapdragons are a particular favorite of children who like to pinch the tiny individual blossoms and make the "dragon mouth" open and close. Their large, blossom-laden flower heads are faintly fragrant and come in in a wide assortment of bright colors.
The vertical flower spikes, opening gradually from the bottom to the top, are available in two heights: dwarf varieties grow to about 10 inches while the taller types grow to a height of 18-24 inches.
A variety that grows up to 5 feet has been developed, but it must be staked. A single snapdragon plant may produce seven or eight blossom spikes in the course of a summer.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|snapdragons or dragon flowers.||Snapdragon flowers come in many varieties, including dwarf (8 inches tall) to tall ones (3 feet) and in an array of colors, including pastel colors, reds, pinks, yellows and even bicolored flowers. These beautiful flowers can be cut and displayed indoors.||late spring||Up to 12 t0 13 inches.||Easy|
Planting and care
May be grown from cuttings or from seed. If planting from seed, sow indoors on the surface of the soil for 8 weeks before last frost (see Starting Annual Flowers Indoors). Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days. For best results, sow in vermiculite and water from below. Plant outdoors after last frost.
Pinch back young plants after 4-6 leaves have appeared to encourage a bushy habit and apply an organic flower fertilizer for optimum plant health. Spent flowers should be picked often to encourage more blooms. If blooms become scarce, cut back plants drastically then feed and water generously. Plants may need to be staked when young.
|Full sun.||Snapdragons like a neutral soil pH.
Snapdragons best in sunny locations with rich, well-drained soil
|Provide approximately an inch of water per week in times of no rainfall.||cool tempurature||Fertilize snapdragon flowers once a month with an all-purpose fertilizer.|
Caring for Antirrhinum Dwarf Mixed
- May be grown from cuttings or from seed. If planting from seed, sow indoors on the surface of the soil for 8 weeks before last frost (see Starting Annual Flowers Indoors).
- Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days. For best results, sow in vermiculite and water from below.
80 to 100 days from seeds to flower
Typical uses of Antirrhinum Dwarf Mixed
Ornamental use: Used for decorations.