Antirrhinum majus. Snapdragon Rainbow Mix seeds are a beautiful, traditional garden favourite that have been selected for their colour richness: from the palest to the deepest pinks, coral, blood-red, and yellow. Expect some bi-coloured flowers as well. The 60cm (24") tall stems make superb, long lasting cut flowers, and bring an intense burst of colour into flower arrangements. The stems of this old fashioned mix are sturdy, with very upright growth and uniform flowering. Grow snapdragons in moderately fertile soil and keep them watered, especially in long periods of hot weather. Choose large, deep containers for Snapdragon Rainbow Mix, with good drainage.
Snapdragons are of the genus Antirrhinum also known as dragon flowers. Snapdragon flowers resemble the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when squeezed. Native to rocky areas of of Europe and the United States and north Africa. Follow these how to grow snapdragons from seeds, dragon flowers are easy to grow.
When I Get My Seedling Home
Keep seedlings under very bright light to prevent legginess. Artificial lights are ideal, but a bright (ideally, south-facing) room will work for the short term. You may have to pot on seedlings more than once before they go out to allow for root growth. This is done by transplanting them into a slightly larger container with enough additional soil to keep the container mostly full. Keep the soil moist by daily watering and allow for free drainage so the plants are never sitting water.
Do not transplant outside until daytime temperatures are steadily 10°C (50°F) or warmer. This may mean keeping seedlings indoors for up to a month. The plants should not require any fertilizer until transplant time. Transplant out (mid-April or later on the coast) to 30cm (12″) apart.
Grow these easy sub-shrubs in rich, soil with a neutral pH. Pinch back young plants once 6 leaves have appeared for bushier mature plants. Feed lightly twice, before any flowers appear. Deadhead often. If flowering seems to subside, cut back dramatically, and then feed and water generously.