Growing Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), are technically a short lived perennial best grown as an annual.

I find that Snapdragons bloom best in their first year, especially from a Autumn sowing (Autumn Jump Start).

Aging plants don’t flower as well and are susceptible to Antirrhinum rust (Puccinia antirrhini).

Plants can also be wiped out by a very cold winter.

I sow seeds twice, once in Autumn and then again in late Winter for flowers from late Spring to late Summer.

Much more information in the video, grab a cuppa and enjoy! Love Zoe xxx

Growing Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus)

New Mini Butterfly Snapdragons & sowing seeds in Quarter sized trays

If your greenhouse is still full of tomatoes and short on space then sowing in a quarter sized tray may be useful. Snapdragon seeds are tiny and take a long time to germinate and grow (compared to Cornflowers for example), so it is important to get them going sooner rather than later.

Later on once the greenhouse is empty we can prick them out into 40 cell trays, you will also be able to make sure there are no empty cells taking up space in your greenhouse or cold frame.

Pricking Out Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) seedlings

Part Two – New Mini Butterfly Snapdragons & sowing seeds in Quarter sized trays In this video we move on our broadcast sown seedlings into individual cells to grow on over winter.

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Pinching Snapdragons and Late Winter sowing

Most flowers are phototropic which means they bend towards the light, Snapdragons are also geotropic.

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