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ANTIRRHINUM majus 'Purple Ribbon'

Image of Antirrhinum majus 'Purple Ribbon' (RIBBON SERIES)

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANTIRRHINUM majus 'Purple Ribbon'( RIBBON SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Purple Ribbon Tall Snapdragon, Snapdragon

Special Notice

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General Description

Well-branching and topped with a flower spike of brilliant plum-burgundy blossoms with touches of white and yellow, 'Ribbon Purple' is a knockout! A short-lived tender perennial (often used simply as an annual) that grows to about knee-high, its native to southwestern Europe and the Mediterranean. It bears early-season flowerspikes of distinctly lipped flowers that snap open and shut when squeezed, hence the name “snapdragon". Regarded for its good branching and intermediate size, 'Ribbon Purple' will flower from very early spring to fall, if spent flowerspikes are removed from atop the green foliage. When weather is very hot they will cease blooming, reblooming again in the cooler temperatures of autumn.

Grow 'Ribbon Purple' in full sun and moist, well-drained, average soil that has organic matter and moisture. 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 branched snapdragon massed in annual beds on in large containers for glorious, impactful color. The full form allows it to create a grand bedding display in spring.

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

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-18" / 40.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Summer, Fall

  • Native To

    Southern Europe, Western Europe, Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Burgundy, Plum

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • 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

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes