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Antirrhinum hispanicum

Antirrhinum hispanicum
Spanish snapdragon
Common name Spanish snapdragon
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers pink/yellow (spring-summer)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Perennial evergreen snapdragon, with small gray-green leaves and soft pink/yellow two-tone flowers. Our first-year plants started blooming by mid-June, from seed started in February. They established nicely, stayed green through a winter with moderate overnight freezes, and bloomed again by early May of their second year.

Antirrhinum hispanicum
Even when not in bloom (this photo is from early April), the foliage is attractive
Spanish snapdragon
Flowers on first-year plant

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: front fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '20/'21 exchange. Baggy 70F (33%G, 14-20d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (54%G, 12-24d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (17%G, 12-18d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (25%G, 11-16d)

Seedlings are finnicky, low survival after transplanting to pot. Maybe better to direct-sow.

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