Antirrhinum majus ‘Orange & Ruby mix’
Native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Snapdragons have delighted gardeners with their exceptionally showy flowers for hundreds of years. They are named after their flowers, which look like a dragon’s face. Like most spring-blooming flowers, Antirrhinums are best sown indoors a few weeks before the expected last frost date in spring. Plants will thrive in the cooler temperatures of late spring and are happiest in sunny locations with rich, well-drained soil. These brilliant ruby-red and sunset-orange flowers will gleam in the sun or the shade. The crowded, bold flowers demand admiration.
Blooms can tolerate some frost, but a heavy frost will take them out, so they are generally grown as an annual in colder climates. In warmer climates they act as a short-lived perennial where they may blossom all winter. Expect volunteer plants the following year from this self-seeding annual. They are a favorite flower for cutting and will blossom all winter in warmer climates.
Height: 2.5- 3 ft
Zones: 7- 11 (annual elsewhere)