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Favorite annuals in the garden – Snapdragons

Snapdragons are available in just about any color except blue. I started these from seed indoors and transplanted them in spring. They have a pleasant fragrance and flowers right through to fall.

Snapdragons belong to the Antirrhinum family of dragon flowers. These flowers are so named because of their resemblance to a dragon’s face. The open and close their “mouth” when squeezed laterally. In zones 5 to 10 they are perennials but are grown as annuals in zones 1 to 5.

If you want to grow these awesome flowers, you can start them from seed indoors as I did with great results and transplant outdoors after the last frost in spring. Aside from adding color and style to your garden, they are a great source of nectar for the bumblebee. While you may be told that they like full sun, my snapdragons do great in part sun, part shady areas.

  • Do you see any similarity between the snapdragon and a dragon?

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  • Do you grow snapdragons in your garden?

    • Yes
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