Antirrhinum majus /Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus   / Antirrhinum majus
Tall, floral spike
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Scientific Name: Antirrhinum majus
Common Name: Snapdragon
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Used as a bedding plant and for cut flowers. There are many varieties that come in a large number of colors and there are tall and dwarf types. Snapdragons do not like very hot weather and for this reason they are grown as a cool season annual in the lower South. Provide a well drained soil, preferably a raised bed, and full sunlight. Clip back old spent flowers to encourage a second bloom, although the flowers are somewhat smaller on side branches.