Type: Annual Height: 20’’ Exposure: Full sun
This plant is a friend to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and repels deer. Its flowers are edible.
This flower gets its name from its dragon-like blooms that open like a dragon's mouth when squeezed between two fingers.
To start the seeds indoors, begin 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost. Plant the seeds at the soil surface; keep the soil slightly moist. Germination should occur within 10-14 days. When seedlings appear, thin them out or transplant them when they are about 3-4’’ tall, as long as flowering has not yet begun. If it has, the plants may not survive transplantation.
As they grow in height, snapdragons may sometimes need staking to prevent them from falling over. The flowers will bloom until frost. While typically grown as an annual, this plant may overwinter and bloom for another season in warmer regions.