Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) are an annual classic cultivated for generations. This annual excellent season’s flowers go perfectly with violas and pansies.

Snapdragon Flowers

They look great in mixed or cut containers for bouquets. They are not only loved by people for their bright, cheerful colors; they are also an important nectar plant for bumblebees. The common snapdragon is a flowering plant of the Antirrhinum genus.

Antirrhinum Majus

Around 20 species[1] in the genus are native to the Mediterranean, from Morocco and Portugal to southern France, Syria, and Turkey.

Snapdragons Flowering Plants

Snapdragon is an old garden favorite that blooms well from spring to autumn under optimal growing conditions. The common name refers to the closed, tubular, double-lipped, kite-shaped flowers in terminal clusters.

Snapdragons Flowers

The flowers come in a wide range of bright colors and pastel shades, including purple, peach, orange, pink, red, yellow, and white. It has glossy dark green lanceolate leaves (up to 3″ long).

Snapdragons White

Suggested Reading: Common Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“Manually Fix”. Accessed April 26, 2022. Link.


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