Snapdragon Flowers

Snapdragon Flowers

Antirrhinums are a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed.

 The Snapdragon or Antirrhinum exists in a series of different varieties. Their name comes from the fact that when you squeeze the delicate sides of the flowers you see a shape like a dragons jaws. In bloom, they provide vibrant and gorgeous colors. They are comprised of all types of flowering stems from small, medium to tall ones. The maximum height of some snapdragons could reach 6 feet, though generally they are 3-4 feet. Snapdragons in your flowerbed provide cool color and balance other mid-sized and small plants.

Each flower has variations in them; some have multicolored variations as well with different shades. Snapdragon flowers are perfect for bouquets. Cut some snapdragons and put them in a vase they will look perfect or they can be the ideal gift for that special someone

Some known facts about Snapdragon Flowers:
  • The leaves are arranged in a spiral manner around the stem.
  • Snapdragons are poisonous if ingested so even though the vibrant colors of the flowers are enticing handle them with caution.
  • The common names for Antirrhinum are snapdragons, Lions and toads mouth.
  • Snapdragons are mostly grown as annuals but they do not bloom as robustly the following year, leading some people to think of them as biennials.
  • They are best grown in cool weather. They bloom best in spring and winter. The milder climates are best suited to snapdragons.
  • New varieties of snapdragons are coming about these days. We see a lot of multicolored snapdragons but individual colors can also be found. Some of the popular new series of snapdragons are the Arrow Formula (2 feet tall with strong colors), Rocket Mix (Multi colored series growing to heights of 3 feet) and La bella Mix (offers a nice blend of colors and grows to more than 2 feet).
  • Germination takes eight days at a temperature of 70 Fahrenheit.
Growing snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) in the flower bed provides cool season color and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. Learn how to grow snapdragon for early spring blooms.
Numerous varieties of snapdragon exist with dwarf, intermediate and tall flowering stems that provide a range of colors to work with in the garden. Planting snapdragons out can be among the first late winter gardening tasks. This fragrant specimen can handle frost, so start planting snapdragons early in the gardening season for most abundant bloom and performance.

Snapdragon flowers Online are available with May Flower during some seasons of the year. They are used exclusively for exotic bouqeuts or to clients who will appreciate their beauty. The unique design and multitude of colors makes this flower stand out in a bunch of bouquets and is very desirable by many who see it in person. A bunch of 10 – 12 stems tied with a nice paper and a bow can be an idea gift for any occasion and does not require any supporting flower or greens and is sure to create a lasting impression when gifted to a loved one!

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