The Q&A Archives: Blue Snapdragons

Question: A few years ago my gardener planted some blue snapdragons in my garden flower beds, unfortunately, I have since moved and no longer have them. I had not seen any like them until last spring at one of the resorts where I live. I have checked many of the nurseries and have been told anything from they do not exist to they are very rare, to they are a freak of nature. I would pay almost anything to have them again as they are absolutely gorgeous and I love the blue color like none other. Can I special order these through Burpee or any place else? Anything you could tell me would be most appreciated.

Answer: How interesting! I have never seen a blue snap. They are definately not common. I did a plant source database search for Antirrhinum majus and the closet thing I could find were dwarf snaps (8-10 inches) called Bells Mix Hybrid through Park Seeds ( It contains purple and purple-and-white in the mix. Also, Johnny's Seeds ( offers Kim Mix that contains purple-and-white blooms in the mix. If you haven't done so, I'd recommend calling the resort's landscape manager and asking where they got their annual bedding plants last spring. Most of them buy from local wholesalers. Then ask Baker Nursery to order them for you. They are a family-operated nursery that provides excellent service. They are located at about 40th Street and Thomas. If this doesn't pan out, you might also try seed exchanges. The National Gardening Association offers a seed exchange on their website at Finally, larkspur does come in a blue and has a tall spike of flowers somewhat similar to snapdragons if you are in search of that "look" for your garden. I hope this info helps!

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