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PlantFiles: Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus 'Rocket Mix'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum (an-TEE-ry-num) (Info)
Species: majus (MAY-jus) (Info)
Cultivar: Rocket Mix
Additional cultivar information: (Rocket series)

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Category:
Annuals
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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

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

Bloom Color:
Red
Orange
Pale Yellow
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive akhdubon On Jun 19, 2010, akhdubon from Mahopac, NY wrote:

I love snapdragons, but seem to have trouble with them in my garden. They grow fairly well in containers. The soil is clay, but pretty well amended through years of mulching. We run to the acid here in Putnam County, NY (zone 6 in good years). Any suggestions on improving performance in the garden?

Positive arboriac On May 9, 2007, arboriac from Hempstead, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Planted these in the fall. They bloomed some during the ravages of winter cold, wind and rain, never bowing to the weather. They were lovely for Christmas. Then in the spring they really took off with magnificent bloom, still standing up to whatever the weather had to offer. Now, almost mid-May, they look like they are finished blooming for the most part so I have cut them back to see if I can extend the bloom season. Grew to 30-36" tall with multiple bloom heads, as well as sideshoots. Highly recommend, especially for larger yards.

Regional...

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

Eureka, California
Delphi, Indiana
Natchez, Mississippi
Polson, Montana
Mahopac, New York
Troy, Ohio
Milford, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Cypress, Texas
Hempstead, Texas



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