General Plant Information (Edit)
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

Common names
  • Snapdragon

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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 2, 2014 7:26 PM concerning plant:
    Antirrhinum majus is a larval host plant for the Common Buckeye Butterfly.
  • Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 10:46 AM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On March 14, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 5, 2016 Seeds sown
yellow, indoors
WebTucker On June 17, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Collected seeds
WebTucker On October 14, 2021 Bloomed
ShawnSteve On March 9, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Added under "generic" listing, under A. majus (Snapdragon). As there isn't a listing for cultivar 'Tall Deluxe Mixed Colors',) nor any individual colors either.
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