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ANTIRRHINUM majus (CROWN SERIES)

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Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANTIRRHINUM majus( CROWN SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Crown Snapdragon

General Description

Crown Series snapdragons are short-lived tender perennials (often used simply as annuals) from southwestern Europe and the Mediterranean. These old-fashioned garden favorites bear early-season flowerspikes of distinctly lipped flowers of that snap open and shut when squeezed, hence the name “snapdragon". Many-branched, vigorous and everblooming, Crown Series plants will flower from early spring to fall, if spent flowerspikes are removed, and come in a broad array of colors. When weather is very hot they may cease blooming for a spell.

Grow snapdragons in sites with full sun and sharply-drained, average soil. Enjoy these fine bedding plants in containers and mixed beds and borders.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 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

  • Height

    16"-18" / 40.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, 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

    Well Drained

  • 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

    White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, Bronze

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes