Photo Courtesy of Ball Seed

Snapdragon antirrhinum majus 'Snapshot Red'

Dog's/ Lion's/ Toad's Mouth

Consisting of full red flower spikes, Snapshot Red  is a cool season thriver that performs best in the cooler temperatures of early spring and fall. These dwarf plants are bushy and compact. Utilize in an assortment of applications including borders, containers, rock gardens, mass plantings, baskets and as a cut flower.

Height: 6-10 in

Spread: 10-12 in

USDA Zone: Zones 9-11

Color: Red

Interesting Notes:

Snapdragons get there name from their lipped-shaped blooms that snap open and shut when squeezed.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Snapdragons prefer full-sun but can withstand some shade. Keep plants on the dry side, but do not allow it to wilt. Make sure the soil around your snaps drains well, so that the plant never sits in water. Cool season thrivers that bloom best in the early-spring and fall. The warmer temperatures of summer may cause your plants to cease blooming until temps cool back down.  Great companion plant for pansies.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Attributes:

  • Frost Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Dwarf
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Compact
  • Cut Flower

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Edging
  • Trellis / Wall
  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Cut Flower
  • Ground Cover
  • Window Boxes

Exposure:

  • Full Sun / Part Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Upright Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Average

Vigor:

  • Compact