Snapdragon - please refer to plant caretag for specific variety information
Colours - Rose pink, white, wine bi-color, yellow and mix.
Flowering period - Fall season.
Features - Strong-stemmed spikes are tightly packed with large "dragons" in many colours. Long lasting flowers are so profuse that they can hide the leaves at peak bloom. Very fragrant.
Spacing - Plant 6" to 18" apart (15 - 46 cm)
Height - Grows 6" to 36" tall (15 - 90 cm). Varies with variety.
Soil and water - Best in rich, well drained, neutral to alkaline soil, high in organic matter. Water as needed.
Light requirements - Plant in sun or part sun.
Best use - Use in beds, border, backgrounds and containers. Excellent cutting flower.
Growing tips - Fiber pots should not be planted in the ground. This plant has excellent frost tolerance. Once planted, pinch out the central flowerstalk. Snapdragons will bush out faster and produce multiple spikes instead of only a single stalk per plant.
Planning your garden
For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan
• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)
• Arrange plants according to their height
• Arrange according to plant form and texture
• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming
• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations
Select an autumn flower
Click on a flower from the list below to see a photo and find lots of growing and plant care tips.