How to grow Snapdragon flower

Snapdragon flower plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Antirrhinum also known as Antirrhinum majus, Snapdragon flower perennial evergreen but mostly grow as annual plant, used as ornamental plant and can be used as cut flower, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate and growing hardiness zone: 8-11 (as perennial) 3-8 (as annual).

Leaves color green the leaf hairy in elliptic shape and grow in radial

Snapdragon plant flowers

Flower colors can be: red, yellow, white, orange, pink, can be more than one color in the same flower, the flower petals looks like lips of dragon.

Seed pods color is brown and with imagination its look like scull shape, it’s good for picture but need to make an effort in order to see that.

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How to grow Snapdragon plant flower growing condition and care:

Well-drained soil, prefer cool weather

How to care:
As annual the plant require usually 1-2 to put fertilizer but possible also without it, as perennial better to

Perrenial or annual
Most of the cultivars that possible to buy are annual plants, most of the colorful cultivars are annual and perennial cultivars are harder to find

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed (explanation below) / Cutting

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but possible to do especially in perennial cultivars

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Where to plant:
Prefer sunny location in well ventilated soil

Planting season:
Annual in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring and possible also in the summer, in hardiness zone 10b-11 autumn to winter.
Perennial: in hardiness zone 8-9 in spring to summer, in hardiness zone 10a spring to autumn and in hardiness zone 10b-11 autumn to spring

How to plant:
Dig a hole as deep as the current root ball plus extra 100-200% put in the hole organic matter, hummus and dried leaves and mix the “ingredient” with the soil, reduce the hole to size of the roots ball, put the plant and loos little bit the root ball above the hole, plant and cover it and don’t push the soil too much strong ,after put humus and cover with mulch to keep moist on soil, put water, for the next two weeks put every day.

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, rust

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flower

Size of the plant:
0.4-1 m, 16-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water prefer more water but can grow in small amount, also possible as drought tolerant

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5-12 liter (1.5-3 gallon) amount of water that needed, it’s to keep the soil moist and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom of pot, when it’s grow as perianal every two years to switch soil in the pot don’t let, soil need to be well ventilated with good drainage, rich with organic matter, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
In hot weather autumn, winter spring, cold weather spring, summer, autumn

General information about the flower:
Flowers color red, yellow, white, orange or pink, can be more than one color in the same flower, the flower petals looks like lips of dragon

How to grow snapdragons from seed

Sowing requirement:
Easy to start growing from seeds usually it’s to put in the right season, 10-20C (50-68F)

Saving and care seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location better in the refrigerator

Sowing season:
Annual in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring, in hardiness zone 10b-11 autumn.
Perennial: in hardiness zone 8-9 in spring, in hardiness zone 10a spring to summer and in hardiness zone 10b-11 autumn to winter

How to plant:
Better to sow in soil the keep moist

Planting spacing:
15*20cm (6*8 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
Put on the soil and do not cover

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
1-3 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Sunny location

Scientific name:

Antirrhinum majus

Alternative names: Common snapdragon

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Growing Snapdragon plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9