Snapdragon

The impressive spikes of this snapdragon bring drama to a landscape.

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Snapdragon

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  • Type: Annual
  • Light: Full sun
  • Plant spacing: 12 inches apart
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall

Snaps are perfect for any flower garden—they add height to containers and make great cut flowers to bring indoors. Pinch off the tip top of each plant when transplanting into the garden to encourage fullness. Snaps grow best in fertile, well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist. Plant in fall in warm climates and in early spring in the rest of the country. Feed with a timed-release fertilizer at planting.

Snapdragons get their name from the snapping action of each bloom. When you squeeze the sides of the flower, its jaws open and snap shut when you let go. Try it to impress children of all ages!

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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