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ANTIRRHINUM majus (SONNET SERIES)

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Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

ANTIRRHINUM majus( SONNET SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Sonnet Snapdragon

General Description

Snapdragons in the Sonnet Series are short-lived tender perennials, often raised as annuals, that originate from southwestern Europe and the Mediterranean. These well-branched bedding plants bear one main upright spike of distinctly lipped flowers surrounded by many smaller flowerspikes. The individual flowerheads snap open and shut when squeezed, hence the name “snapdragon". Available in a large array of colors, Sonnet snapdragons are vigorous and will flower from summer to fall if spent flowerspikes are removed. When weather is very hot they may refrain from blooming.

Grow snapdragons in sites with full sun and sharply-drained, average soil. Enjoy these old-fashioned garden favorites in containers and mixed beds and borders. Strong stems also make Sonnet snapdragons great for cutting.p>

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • 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

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • 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

    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

    Glossy

  • 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