Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Stratify seeds: Chilling seeds for 48 hours before sowing improves germination
Days to germinate: 10-14 days
Depth to plant seed: surface sow
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 2, 2014 7:26 PM

Antirrhinum majus is a larval host plant for the Common Buckeye Butterfly.

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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 10:46 AM

There are somewhere around 40 species of snapdragons, many of which have become naturalized in regions of North American. Antirrhinum majus is the common variety that makes a great addition to the cottage garden. Snapdragons do best in cooler climates, so I have mine growing in a semi-shady area where they are slower to bloom and longer lived.

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