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Snapdragon Seeds

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Snapdragon Brighton Rock is an heirloom variety that comes with a lovely blend of pastel bi-coloured blooms. The common name snapdragon originates from the fact that the flower looks like a dragon's mouth having its throat squeezed. If that’s not bizarre enough, the flower seed pods turn into creepy skulls when they die. Perhaps it is because of this ambiguous appearance that in the Victorian language of flowers, it symbolised deception and presumption. Fun fact: Only large insects like bumblebees can pollinate snapdragons because the petals are too heavy for smaller insects to push apart.

LATIN NAME 
Antirrhinum majus

SEEDS 
1500 seeds

NAME 
Snapdragon

VARIETY 
Brighton Rock

SHORT DESCRIPTION 
An old-fashioned flower, a treasure for bumblebees

PLANT SIZE 
Height 45 cm 
Width 45 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 20 cm 
Width 20 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, flowers

SOWING 
Indoor Not required 
Outdoor Apr-June

TIMING 
Germination 15-20 days 
Harvesting 100 days

SPACING 
When sowing 5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm 
When thinning 10 cm

GROWING 
Sunligth Full sun
Soil Any soil 
Watering Regular watering, not overdone 
Feeding Light feeder

CARING 
Expert tip After they are done blooming, trim the plants back, and they quickly will begin blooming again. If spent blooms are regularly cut back, the plants will flower from early summer right through to mid-autumn.

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators Attracts bumblebees  
Pests