- Snapdragon ‘Legend Light Pink’
- Antirrhinum majus
I was lucky enough to get an early sample a few years ago and fell in love with this Snapdragon. Finally the harvest has come in and I have been able to get hold of enough seeds to share with you in the shop!
A traditional shaped Snapdragon, it is covered by bee’s in the garden (see photo gallery).
Palest silvery pink.
Flowering from mid May (depending on the weather), if you then deadhead they will be back for another round.
A second sowing in Late Winter will give you fresh flowers in high summer.
How to grow:
Sow undercover from Autumn (in mild climates) and again in late Winter/early Spring for flowers all Summer.
Technically a short-lived perennial, Snapdragons or Antirrhinum majus, are best treated as an annual, given that they germinate and grow a lot more slowly than true annuals.
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 / late Winter/early Spring
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: up to 45 seeds approximately. Seeds are expensive so I have reduced the number per packet slightly to keep the cost down for you (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.
Like all Snapdragons, they are geotropic ( which means the stems align with gravity) keep as upright as possible while conditioning. Once arranged stems will relax and tips will turn upwards. You can find out more about cutting and conditioning flowers here.