Height: 6-36" (15-90cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White, yellow, orange, red, pink

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Scrophulariales (Figwort Order)
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
(under the APGIII system, this plant is now in the
Plantaginaceae Family)
Genus: Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)
Species: majus (greater)
Antirrhinum majus

Antirrhinum majus is one of the most popular flowers for summer bedding, as it is easy to grow in most conditions, and hybrids are available in heights from just a few inches to over 3', in a wide range of colours, and nowadays, even different shaped flowers. The taller varieties are also useful for cut flowers, with long straight stems and a dense spike of colour.

In mild areas, they are perennial, although their flowers are often less impressive after their first year.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:

Inside (7 days)
Outside (28 days)
Propagator (7 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is rounded with a long thin beak.

Seed The seeds are small spiky brown balls. There are many seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has two large rounded seedleaves. The first true leaves are also rounded.

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