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Apr 1, 2018 7:12 PM CST
Southern Indiana (Zone 6a)
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This year I decided I would try something new - BIG mistake. I bought the large and dwarf variety snapdragons, and so far, they've been nothing but a pain. They wilt when put out in 34+ degree weather, but also wilt when put in 70 degree sunlight. I've tried keeping them in the lower part of my greenhouse for the last few days because it's partial sun, but they've just gotten worse. I'm thinking about just planting them all in the ground, and letting them fend for themselves. Am I doing something wrong? Are snapdragons normally this painful?
Maybe we should get a second opinion...
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Apr 1, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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In my limited experience with them, they thrive in full sun, but don't like sudden change in temperatures. If you're sure the temps will go up, rather than down, you could plant then outside, and have patience while they adapt.
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Apr 1, 2018 7:33 PM CST
Southern Indiana (Zone 6a)
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ctcarol said:In my limited experience with them, they thrive in full sun, but don't like sudden change in temperatures. If you're sure the temps will go up, rather than down, you could plant then outside, and have patience while they adapt.


The temperature change thing could make sense because they go from being 40 degrees in a greenhouse, to 70 degrees in full sun. Would that be enough to cause a reaction?
Maybe we should get a second opinion...
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Apr 1, 2018 7:43 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Sure. They have to acclimate slowly to the great outdoors.
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