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ANTIRRHINUM majus 'Animation Rose'

Image of Antirrhinum majus 'Animation Rose' (ANIMATION SERIES)

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Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANTIRRHINUM majus 'Animation Rose'( ANIMATION SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Animation Rose Snapdragon, Snapdragon

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General Description

Readily forming many stems topped with deep rose flowers blushed with a light yellowy lip, 'Animation Rose' is a snapdragon unexcelled as a cutflower. A short-lived tender perennial (often used simply as an annual) from southwestern Europe and the Mediterranean, it bears early-season flowerspikes of distinctly lipped and animal-faced flowers that snap open and shut when squeezed, hence the name “snapdragon". Regarded as being slightly earlier flowering than other snaps, 'Animation Rose' will flower from early spring to fall, if spent flowerspikes are removed atop its gray-tinted green foliage. When weather is very hot it ceases blooming, reblooming again in the cooler temperatures of autumn.

Grow this snapdragon in full sun and moist, well-drained, average soil that has organic matter. Often used as an annual plant in regions with mild and cool summers, it's best reared outside of summer in the subtropics. Place a dry, thick mulch over it in colder climates to help overwinter without damage. Enjoy this vigorous plant in containers or en masse in annual beds for glorious color. This cultivar is particularly favored in the cutflower production industry.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    28"-36" / 71.1cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Western Europe, Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes