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Antirrhinum spp.

Also known as

Weasel's snout

LINARIA ALPINA - GENTO - IB-547 (Linària alpina) by Isidre blanc (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Snapdragons Overview

    Antirrhinum is a diverse genus of annual species commonly referred to as snapdragons for their flower appearance. They come from rocky habitats in Europe, the USA and North Africa and have been widely cultivated to form showy, colourful 2-lipped flowers. The classification of this genus is still under contention and different sources report differing numbers of species (2 vs. 21). Many cultivars and hybrids exist and are commonly grown.

    Common problems with Snapdragons

    How to propagate Snapdragons


    Propagate by seed sown outdoors in late spring.


    Stem cuttings in early autumn or spring.

    Other uses of Snapdragons

    Grown for the flowers. Can be used for cut flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

    Looking Good In May - Top 10

    Traditionally flowering in May, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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    Flowers - Sow Under Cover in September

    Thinking ahead to next year - sow these seeds for early spring and summer colour.

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