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Snapdragon - Antirrhinum

Antirrhinum majus, commonly known as snapdragon, is an annual flowering plant that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the Scrophulariaceae family, which also includes foxgloves and columbines. Snapdragons have tall, upright stems that can grow up to 60cm tall. The leaves are lance-shaped and arranged opposite each other on the stem. The flowers are tubular and come in a variety of colours, including red, yellow, orange, pink, and white. The flowers are arranged in spikes at the top of the stem.

Plant the seeds during Autumn or Spring. They require full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Germination will happen after about 4-7 days. Two months later you should have some beautiful snapdragon flowers. The snapdragon genus, Antirrhinum, is from the Greek, meaning ‘opposite the nose’ or ‘unlike the nose’. So eating them would be very disappointing to your palate.

When to plant

Autumn / Spring

Where to plant

Full sun / Partial shade

Germination time

4 - 7 days

When can I harvest

2 months

Plant Specs

Annual Plant . 1 meter tall