Snapdragon ‘Madame Butterfly Colour Mix’
Desperate to grow all the colours but don’t have the room?
Then is ‘Small Garden Colour Mix’ is for you. There is nothing more exciting than watching and waiting to find out which shade will bloom next!
These double snapdragons look like tiny azalea’s, the tight flower heads keep the pollen hidden for longer making them last much longer in both the vase and the garden than more open types.
So beautiful, they look wonderful arranged just as they are, as well as giving that all important ‘swoosh’ to arrangements!
For garden decoration they are just majestic, blooming on robust strong stems!
How to grow:
Sow undercover from Autumn (in mild climates) and again in Spring for flowers all Summer.
‘Technically a short-lived perennial’ Snapdragons or Antirrhinum majus, are best treated as an annual but given that they germinate and grow a lot more slowly than true annuals, growing them in Autumn really makes a huge difference.
Antirrhinums can get ‘rust’. A precautionary spray of fungicide can really help. Keep a vigilant eye and remove any leaves that become infected.
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Variety: Antirrhinum majus
Type: Short-lived perennial treated as an annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Autumn (and Spring more on that later)
Germination: Up to 30 days
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.