Purple Floral Showers, (F1) Snapdragon Seeds
Botanical NameAntirrhinum majus nanum pumilum
Additional CharacteristicsAttract Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms
Seeds Per Gram6,528
Seeds Per Pound2,960,000
Sow DepthTop of Soil
Seeds Per Ounce185,000
SunFull Sun / Partial Shade
Sow MethodDirect Sow,Transplant
Days To Maturity (# Days)115
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.
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