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Antirrhinum Seeds - Crown Mixture

Botanical - Scrophulariaceae

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1000 Seeds
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SKU:
FA-ANT-03
 
Price £1.70
 
 
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1000 Seeds.

Other Names - Snapdragon…

Snapdragon Crown Mixture is a favourite with children and is great for adding interest to borders and containers especially when planted in groups. It produces an excellent mix of vibrant shades which add bright splashes of colour to the summer beds. One of the best varieties to grow for cut flowers.

  • Loved by bees and other beneficial pollinators.
  • Rewarding.
  • Productive over a long season.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, flowers for cutting, containers, window boxes, flowers for drying

Sowing Months - January - May

Flowering Months - June - October


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area. The soil will need to be a fine tilth if the seeds are to be sown direct.

General Information
Habit Perennials treated as half hardy annuals Soil type Well drained, moderately fertile soil
Type Nanum Type Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth Surface
Average height 45 cm Germination Temperature 16 to 24℃
Average spread 45 cm Days to germination 14 - 30 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow antirrhinum seeds on the surface of moist (not sodden) compost in modules, trays or pots.
Lightly firm the seeds into the surface of the compost however do not cover.
Place in a propagator or if preferred cover with a clear polythene bag and seal. Place in a warm location at the temperature suggested above. Do not exclude light as this will help germination however avoid direct hot sun at this stage.
As soon as germination starts remove from the propagator or sealed bag and place in a lit area with a slightly reduced temperature.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a frost free location until the plants are strong and all risk of frost has passed.
Before planting out harden off over 7 - 10 days so the plants can acclimatise to the outdoor temperatures.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds direct in April - May (when all risk of frost has passed) in a well prepared seedbed where the plants are to flower. The soil should have a fine tilth.
If the seedlings are overcrowded, transplant when large enough to handle to 30 cm apart and water well.


Growing On

Water the plants well until established.
To encourage bushier growth, pinch back the plants when they are 8 - 15 cm tall.
Water well in hot dry weather.
Tall varieties will benefit from having a few supports adding especially in exposed areas.

TIP

Remove old flowers regularly to encourage more blooms to grow.

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