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Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) are a fun, vibrant plant that can grow as a perennial in some gardens, but is often treated as a spring and summer flowering annual. They are great for young kids and for the young at heart, as the flowers can be picked and squeezed to form little dragon like mouths! They are available in a variety of lovely bright colours and can be grown in garden beds, pots & hanging baskets.


How to grow snapdragons in a garden

From Seed:

  1. Lightly sow the seeds into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Gently press down and lightly water with a fine mist spray.
  2. Keep trays in a warm place and retain moisture by covering with glass or plastic cling wrap.
  3. While the seeds are germinating, choose a sunny spot in the garden with well drained soil and dig in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  4. Transplant seedlings when they are large enough to handle into your prepared garden bed, ensure the seedlings are well spaced – at least 30 cm apart. Water in well.
  5. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  6. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Established plants:

  1. Choose a sunny spot in the garden with well drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down.  Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks, while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     
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How to grow snapdragons in a pot

From seed:

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Sow the seeds directly into the pot by pressing them lightly into the mix and water well. Keep pot in a warm place and retain moisture by covering with glass or plastic cling wrap.
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Established plants:

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots. 
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

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Growing tips

  • Pinch or prune off early buds for heavier branching and more flowers.
  • Cut back stalks after the first flush of flowers to encourage more blooms.
  • Snapdragons will need protection from frosts when young.
  • Great for kids gardens.

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