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ANTIRRHINUM majus (CHANDELIER SERIES)

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Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANTIRRHINUM majus( CHANDELIER SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Chandler Yellow Snapdragon

Special Notice

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General Description

Unique in that they are trailing, the Chandelier Series of snapdragons are short-lived tender perennials (often used simply as annuals) very effective in hanging baskets and containers. From southwestern Europe and the Mediterranean, they bear early-season flowerspikes of distinctly lipped flowers of that snap open and shut when squeezed, hence the name “snapdragon". Regarded as one of best in heat tolerance, Chandelier Series plants will flower from early spring to fall, if spent flowerspikes are removed, and come in a broad array of blossom colors with gray-tinted green foliage. When weather is very hot they will cease blooming, reblooming again in the cooler temperatures of autumn.

Grow the very pretty-flowering Chandelier Series snapdragons in full sun and well-drained, average soil that has organic matter. Often used as an annual plant in regions with mild and cool summers, the snapdragon is best reared outside of summer in the subtropics. Place a dry, thick mulch over plants in colder climates to help them overwinter without damage. Enjoy this handsome snapdragon series of plants in hanging baskets and spilling over the edges of containers or on hillside beds.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Western Europe, Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Pink, Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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, Container, Hanging Basket

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes