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PlantFiles: Creeping Snapdragon, Spanish Snapdragon
Antirrhinum hispanicum 'Avalanche'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum (an-TEE-ry-num) (Info)
Species: hispanicum (his-PAN-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Avalanche

Synonym:Antirrhinum molle

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive annieaday On Jun 12, 2012, annieaday from Rockport, MA wrote:

My experiences growing this plant from seed and rooting cuttings has been an adventure. This recent article from the International Rock Garden Society has been a huge help.

( Number 25 The Scottish Rock Garden Club January 2012 )

Positive altagardener On Aug 30, 2007, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

Long-blooming and very hardy; have had this plant return in spring for several years now in zone 3, without winter protection.

Positive Happenstance On Sep 13, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Great groundcover, spreads readily, flowers consistantly, loverly white/cream Snapdragon flowers. Likes some shade in 10a.


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

Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Plainfield, Illinois
Beverly, Massachusetts
Rockport, Massachusetts
Mount Vernon, Missouri

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