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PlantFiles: Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus 'Night and Day'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum (an-TEE-ry-num) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Night and Day

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Loretta_NJ On Jan 13, 2015, Loretta_NJ from Pequannock, NJ wrote:

I've tried this snapdragon a few times in the past. Out of those times, they were only great once. Most years the flower stalks were short although the color was striking. I never got a tall stalk like the one shown in the Annies Annuals photograph. The one time it performed nicely was when it overwintered and came back.

Neutral Gabrielle On Jun 28, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

In the batch that I am growing from seed, about half have tentacles and seem to be a climbing variety.

Positive golgi On Jun 28, 2005, golgi from Willoughby, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

This lovely cultivar was developed in 1889,and originally known as "Red Cross".Spikes are borne on 18 inch willowy stems.Did wonderfully during 2 weeks of 90 degree weather.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Capistrano Beach, California
La Jolla, California
Laguna Beach, California
Richmond, California
Ewing, Kentucky
Flemingsburg, Kentucky
Canton, Mississippi
Pequannock, New Jersey
Willoughby, Ohio
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Salt Lake City, Utah

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