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Tetra Snapdragon Seed Mix

Antirrhinum majus

5.00 (1 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Tetra Mixed snapdragon seeds can be direct sown in early spring or late fall, planted on the surface of the soil. When seedlings appear, thin or transplant them. To start the seed indoors, begin 8-10 weeks before the last spring frost. Plant Tetra Mixed snapdragon seeds in a flat on the surface of the soil; keep the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F, in indirect sunlight. Germination should take place within 10-14 days. When plants reach 2-3" high, transplant them. Since plants that develop buds most likely will not survive transplanting, be sure to plant them out before they reach that point

Growing: Keep the seedlings moist until they become established. This plant prefers full sun and well drained soil, though it can tolerate partial shade. Pinching off the tops of seedings encourages bushy, neat growth. Though mature plants require watering regularly in the heat of summer, they do tolerate heat well. Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot. Since these plants grow very tall, they may need staking or support. The flowers will bloom until frost; deadhead faded blossoms for increased blooming. When the heat of summer begins to fade the blossoms, the plant can be cut back by one third for another blooming in the early fall. Though usually grown as an annual, this plant may overwinter and bloom for another season in warm regions. It often self seeds and produces volunteer plants. Snapdragons attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies while repelling deer.

Harvesting: Snapdragons make excellent cut flowers. Choosing stems that still have some buds unopened, cut them at the base and remove only the leaves that will be below the surface of the water in the vase. Fresh cut snapdragons have a vase life of 7-10 days.

Seed Saving: Allow the blossoms to fade and develop seed heads. The pod will turn from green to brown as it matures; remove the pods as soon as they turn brown, since they will soon split and release their seed. Crush the pods to remove the snapdragon plant seeds. Store the Tetra Mixed snapdragon seed in the refrigerator until planting.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Antirrhinum majus

Species Origin: Mediterranean

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 212,600

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 20 Inches

Uses: Cut Flowers

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Tetra Snapdragon Seed Mix 5.0

Review By DAN

GREAT SEEDS

Tal beautiful snap.Seeds lasted 3 years with very good germination

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Snapdragons have been a garden favorite since the 1700s. Originating in the Mediterranean region, this flower gets its name from its unusual blossoms that look like a dragon's head; the "mouth" even opens when squeezed. In medieval times, snapdragons often guarded the gates of castles because of a belief that they offered protection. Victorian women received bouquets of this flower with delight, since this meant a coming proposal; they also made infusions of the plant for cosmetic purposes. Thomas Jefferson grew snapdragon plant seeds in his famous experimental garden, the first American to document their growth. In addition to being decorative in the garden, snapdragon blossoms are edible and can be used as a garnish for elegant desserts.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Tetra Mixed snapdragon seeds can be direct sown in early spring or late fall, planted on the surface of the soil. When seedlings appear, thin or transplant them. To start the seed indoors, begin 8-10 weeks before the last spring frost. Plant Tetra Mixed snapdragon seeds in a flat on the surface of the soil; keep the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F, in indirect sunlight. Germination should take place within 10-14 days. When plants reach 2-3" high, transplant them. Since plants that develop buds most likely will not survive transplanting, be sure to plant them out before they reach that point

Growing: Keep the seedlings moist until they become established. This plant prefers full sun and well drained soil, though it can tolerate partial shade. Pinching off the tops of seedings encourages bushy, neat growth. Though mature plants require watering regularly in the heat of summer, they do tolerate heat well. Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot. Since these plants grow very tall, they may need staking or support. The flowers will bloom until frost; deadhead faded blossoms for increased blooming. When the heat of summer begins to fade the blossoms, the plant can be cut back by one third for another blooming in the early fall. Though usually grown as an annual, this plant may overwinter and bloom for another season in warm regions. It often self seeds and produces volunteer plants. Snapdragons attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies while repelling deer.

Harvesting: Snapdragons make excellent cut flowers. Choosing stems that still have some buds unopened, cut them at the base and remove only the leaves that will be below the surface of the water in the vase. Fresh cut snapdragons have a vase life of 7-10 days.

Seed Saving: Allow the blossoms to fade and develop seed heads. The pod will turn from green to brown as it matures; remove the pods as soon as they turn brown, since they will soon split and release their seed. Crush the pods to remove the snapdragon plant seeds. Store the Tetra Mixed snapdragon seed in the refrigerator until planting.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Antirrhinum majus

Species Origin: Mediterranean

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 212,600

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 20 Inches

Uses: Cut Flowers

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Tetra Snapdragon Seed Mix 5.0

Review By DAN

GREAT SEEDS

Tal beautiful snap.Seeds lasted 3 years with very good germination

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