Learning Download: How to Grow Snapdragons
Snapdragons are a popular, old-fashioned and cool-seasoned annual that produces sweet-smelling and long-lasting blooms on spikes.
Before Planting: To increase germination rates, some gardeners believe in freezing seeds for a few days before planting.
Planting: Plant Snapdragon seeds after the last hard frost, but they will tolerate a lighter frost. Plant in partial shade if you want to see them last through the summer and begin blooming again in the fall.
Watering: Keep well-watered throughout their growing season.
Fertilizer: Once established, Snapdragons are not heavy feeders. However, adding organic matter such as manure or compost to the bed will promote plant health.
Days to Maturity: Snapdragons continue to produce blooms from early to midsummer.
Harvesting: Cut the snapdragons at a 45-degree angle just above a leaf node. Cut them early in the day.
Tips: Deadheading will encourage more blooms and increase the blooming period.