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PlantFiles: Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus 'Black Prince'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum (an-TEE-ry-num) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Prince

Synonym:Antirrhinum nanum

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive runnerboy713 On May 14, 2011, runnerboy713 from Westborough, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

An excellent quality snapdragon--10 of the original 12 plants I grew last year survived the winter and have emerged looking healthy and well branched. Dark foliage provides nice interest and contrast and the dark flowers look nice as well.

Positive nhplanter On Nov 22, 2009, nhplanter from Washington, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful dark red foliage and blooms. Easy to grow and very hardy--will sometimes survive New England winters.

Positive Tammylp On Mar 2, 2009, Tammylp from Lima, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

My Black Prince returned for me their second season here in zone 5, and also reseeded like crazy. The original plants were quite sturdy and did well. Most of the seedlings retained their original color; but I had some with variations of red--several lovely dark coral-red shades. The foliage on all seedlings was the same nice dark color.

Positive kqcrna On Sep 8, 2008, kqcrna from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Black Prince Snapdragons are beautiful plants. This is my second year wintersowing them successfully. Several of my first year ones overwintered well. Dark green to bronzy foliage and dark burgundy blossoms which look like velvet, providing nice contrast in garden beds.



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

Eureka, California
Wauchula, Florida
Hazlehurst, Georgia
Westborough, Massachusetts
Washington, New Hampshire
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lima, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Carrollton, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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