Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Snapdragon

Antirrhinum
A group of annuals and perennials.
Prefers full sun to part shade on light, fertile, well drained soil. They prefer temperatures under 85 F and grow poorly if temperatures exceed 95 F.

Antirrhinum major
A perennial ( annual in temperate climates ), reaching up to 4 ( less for dwarfs ) feet in height, that is native to temperate regions of Europe.
The lance-shaped leaves, up to 2 inches long, are mid-green.
The white, yellow, pink, red or violet flowers appear mid-summer to autumn frosts.
Hardy zones 8 to 11 in full sun on moist, fertile, well drained soil. Snapdragons can be prone to rust however some cultivars are rust resistant.

* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

'Black Prince'

Bronze foliage and deep red flowers.

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