Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) are an annual classic cultivated for generations. This annual excellent season’s flowers go perfectly with violas and pansies.
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.
Around 20 species in the genus are native to the Mediterranean, from Morocco and Portugal to southern France, Syria, and Turkey.
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.
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).