Snapdragon Madame Butterfly Bronze & White


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Snapdragon Madame Butterfly Bronze & White

Antirrhinum majus

This season I’ve been trialing the ‘Madam Butterfly’ series of Snapdragons.

Madam Butterfly have tiny azalea shaped flower heads which are so unusual. The tight flower heads keep pollen hidden which makes them last longer in the vase. Once a flower is pollinated it tends to start dropping its petals.

These are my favourites from the trial, beautiful colours, that look dramatic both in the garden and of course giving that statement ‘swoosh’ to your arrangements!

I’m thrilled that I can now share these new seed varieties with you.  Choose other colours in the range to mix and match giving endless vase combinations as well as this essential Snapdragon Madame Butterfly Bronze & White variety.

How to grow
Sow undercover from Autumn (in mild climates) and again in Spring for flowers all Summer. Antirrhinum’s are slower to germinate and grow than other Annuals.  For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

Variety: Antirrhinum majus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Pinch to encourage branching and more usable stems
Height: 75-80cm
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: up to 50 seeds approximately (counted by weight)

Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut snapdragons when just the bottom 2-3 flowers are open for the longest vase life

Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.