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Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus 'PAS409648'
Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Snapshot Series
Bushy, compact plants with a mounded upright habit produce fragrant flower spikes in vibrant colors that rise above medium green foliage; excellent cool weather performance in garden beds, borders and containers; pretty in fresh-cut arrangements
Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant shell pink pea-like flowers with rose overtones rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Snapshot™ Rose Snapdragon is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.