Garden Tips For Growing Snapdragons

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Snapdragons are a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers because it’s the epitome of what flowers should be like. It boasts of having both sweet fragrance and exceptional beauty. They need partial to full sun exposure in the spring and fully bloom from its seeds after at least eighty days.

Ideally, these tender perennials are planted in the spring and given sufficient water in order to have full, beautiful blooms in time for autumn. It can grow up to thirty six inches in height. Gardeners need to make sure that snapdragons are planted at least six inches apart from each other.

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Scientifically known as Antirrhinum majus, its flowers last for months, which is a total delightful for gardeners and landscapers. It comes in a wide variety of colors from pastels to vibrant shades. The snapdragons are the show stoppers throughout winter.

Snapdragons love organic elements in its soil. It can survive in ordinary soils but gardeners can mix in fertilizer for the best blooms and ensure the snapdragon’s health. Organic matters will make sure that gardeners and landscapers will enjoy maximum flower life span, adding seas of pale or vibrant hues to their gardens. Fertilizers will help the snapdragons produce more flowers. It loves neutral soil with pH 6.2 to 7.

Pinching is the biggest secret for bushy blooms. They are best pinched while they are young. Fuller snapdragons will add life to any garden. Also, gardeners should always remove spent flowers in order to produce more new ones. Deadheading snapdragons lead to more buds. Although classified as perennials, gardeners usually witness the best snapdragon blooms in the first year.

Snapdragons love cool temperatures but the ideal setting for these flowers are sunny, warm weather in well-drained soils, especially soils that are rich in organic matters. It can survive even in places that experience pro-longed heat. These flowers are classified under USDA zone 7 to 9.

 

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