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Hardiness: 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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season Flowers are good for cutting
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: 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
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
I found this hardy little snap growing near our back deck the first summer after we moved into this place five years ago. It gets slightly more shade than sun each day, and tends to get just a bit "leggy". I can deal with that, because it thrives on neglect and grows in uncultivated ground to act as a screen, covering the space between the deck and the ground. As another poster said, this plant is non-invasive - I wish it was!
I'm very pleased with this plant. The leaf structure is the same as the better-known varieties, but the size is slightly smaller. Relatively strong stems for a dainty snap. Mine are amazingly heat-tolerant, probably because of their overly-shady location and the moisture they (inavertently) get when I water my deck plants.
On Apr 28, 2009, Joelle from Norfolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I love this plant, it's one of the first plants in my main perennial bed to bloom (mid april). Something interesting though, the first year I planted it it was pale yellow as it should be, but the next year and this year, it's pink, a nice pink, but pink. Not sure what accounts for the color change. I like it but i'm puzzled!
On Sep 15, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
A very easy perennial to wintersow or direct sowing in ones garden. This hardy snapdragon from Spain blooms the first year from seed. The second year, the bushy plants send up dozens of creamy yellow flower spikes in early summer. It continues to bloom all summer if deadheaded occasionally.
Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii has a wider spread than annual snapdragons, so give it plenty of room.
Here in New Hampshire USA, I have both the yellow and also the bright orange/pink/redish color I think it may be named carnival and I got it from WFF. It has never been watered or fertilized and only weeded one time! The foliage is a pretty green color and similar to that of an annual snapdragon but softer. The stalks are quite strong and the plant has spread through both reseeding and has gotten bigger at the crown. It is not invasive! (Wish it was!)
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Phoenix, Arizona Bakersfield, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Epsom, New Hampshire Greene, New York Williamsburg, Ohio Swansea, South Carolina Arlington, Tennessee Cedar Park, Texas Richmond, Texas Norfolk, Virginia Kalama, Washington