Snapdragons, planted in masses,
make colorful oasis in our summer gardens. Their delicate flowers look
like the mouth of a dragon and that’s how they got their name.
They are suitable for sunny spots as they can stand full sun even on
the hottest summer days and their height varies depending on the
They are very easy to grow, tall varieties make beautiful cut flowers
while shrub varieties will fill with color any sunny spot of your
garden or your balcony. The flowers grow along a long stem, with
colors ranging from red to white, available in all tones in between,
while lately bicolor varieties are also available.
Fill a shallow tray with soil and
spread the seeds on the surface. Cover them barely with light soil and
water carefully or rather mist the flat so that the seeds do not come
on top of the soil.
When the seedlings reach the 4-leaves stage, transplant them in the
garden or in pots. Snapdragons are better planted in masses in the
garden or together with other plants in pots. If this is the first
time you bought snapdragon seeds check the instructions on the
packaging so that you know the height of the specific variety in order
to plan where to place them.
When the weather gets cooler, your snapdragons will die back and you
will have to uproot them. Gather the seeds and store them until next
spring in a dry and cool location. The seed pot is oval shaped, at the
size of one flower and has two or more tiny holes on its surface. Each
pot contains numerous tiny black seeds, you will have to break the
seed pot in order to get the seeds.