How to Grow Antirrhinum Majus Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Snapdragon


The Flower Fields photograph by Rob Bertholf.

Antirrhinum majus Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Antirrhinum majus
  • Common Name: Snapdragon
  • Growing Zone: USA: 7 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Annual

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 6 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 18 to 24
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring to early autumn
  • Flower Details: Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Adaptable, Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seeds sown at 16-18C in late summer, early autumn or early spring. Overwinter young plants under glass
  • How to Prune: Deadheadto prolong the flowering display
  • Pests: May be attacked byaphids
  • Diseases: Subject to powdery mildew. Some resistance to antirrhinum rust

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Deer
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Foundation, En masse , Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Fragrant flowers
  • Genus Detail: Anthurium
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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