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    Snapshot Purple Snapdragon

    Antirrhinum majus 'Snapshot Purple'

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    Snapshot Purple Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Snapshot Purple') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

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    Height:  8 inches

    Spacing:  6 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

    Group/Class:  Snapshot Series

    Brand:  Ball

    Ornamental Features

    Snapshot Purple Snapdragon has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented violet pea-like flowers with a yellow flare 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 colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Snapshot Purple 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 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 Purple Snapdragon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Snapshot Purple 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 6 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

    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 Purple 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.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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