Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)

Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon) is a herbaceous plant that reaches from 40 cm to more than 1 m in height, presenting flowers in ears that appear at the top of the plant’s branches.
There are five subspecies and a large number of cultivars, which vary in the size of the plant and the size and color of the flowers, which can be red, pink, purple, white, yellow, orange or some intermediate tones.

Common name: Snapdragon
Scientific name: Antirrhinum majus, Antirrhinum majus
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The flowers are pollinated mainly by bumblebees. It is usually grown in gardens or as a cut flower, but smaller cultivars can also be grown in pots and planters.

Origin

Mediterranean region of Africa and Europe.

Climate

It prefers mild temperatures with no extremes. It does not support frost and does not grow well at high temperatures.

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Sunlight

Plant snapdragon in full sun.

Watering

The soil must remain moist but well drained.

Soil

Well drained, fertile and rich in organic matter. Prefer limestone soils.

Flowering season

It depends on the planting season but usually in summer and autumn. It usually starts to bloom about 3 months after germination.

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Cultivation cycle

Grown as annual or biannual but these are perennial plants.

Propagation

Propagate Antirrhinum by seed, which can be sown in the soil at a depth of 0.5 cm. Sow in the final place or in seed trays. Germination takes one to three weeks and is favored by cold nights.

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