Snapdragon ‘Chantilly Bronze’
Snapdragon ‘Chantilly Bronze’ have rare open faced flowers with a distinctive ‘white throat’, on long strong stems.
This Snapdragon variety is slightly earlier to bloom than Madam Butterfly and is more delicate looking than the traditional ‘bunny types’.
Tall and stately, they happily grow outside giving dramatic garden decoration as well as a supreme cut flower.
How to grow:
Sow undercover from Autumn (in mild climates) and again in Spring for flowers all Summer.
‘Technically a short-lived perennial’ Snapdragons or Antirrhinum majus, are best treated as an annual but given that they germinate and grow a lot more slowly than true annuals, growing them in Autumn really makes a huge difference.
Antirrhinums can get ‘rust’. A precautionary spray of fungicide can really help. Keep a vigilant eye and remove any leaves that become infected.
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Variety: Antirrhinum majus
Type: Short-lived perennial treated as an annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Autumn (and Spring more on that later)
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: up to 50 seeds approximately (counted by weight)
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut snapdragons when just the bottom 2-3 flowers are open for the longest vase life
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.