Snapdragon

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Plant Size: 18 to 24 inches tall

Snapdragons are perfect for many spots: cottage gardens, tailored landscape beds, or adding height to containers. Fun for all ages, the name is derived from the snapping “jaws” of the bloom when squeezed on each side. Cheerful colors range from soft pastels to bright, hot shades.

Plant Spacing: 12 inches.

Secrets to Success »

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil that is evenly moist. Snapdragons like cool weather, so they do well planted early in the season. At planting time, feed with a slow-release fertilizer and pinch off the top of each spike to encourage bushier growth.

Use »

Flower spikes make great cut flowers for arranging and are entertaining for all ages. Use them for height in containers and border gardens.

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  • Plant behind rows of cabbage, kale, or lettuce in the fall or early spring garden.
  • Mix with sweet alyssum, pansies, and violas.

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