Antirrhinum Species, Hardy Snapdragon, Perennial Snapdragon, Spanish Snapdragon

Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Antirrhinum (an-TEE-ry-num) (Info)
Species: braun-blanquetii (braun blan-KWET-ee-eye) (Info)
Synonym:Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii var. oreophilum



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Bakersfield, California

Elk Grove, California

Epsom, New Hampshire

Greene, New York

Williamsburg, Ohio

Swansea, South Carolina

Arlington, Tennessee

Cedar Park, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 24, 2011, Timski01 from Islip, NY wrote:

not crazy about the color yellow. Does anyone know if there is a pink perennial varity of this plant.


On Oct 28, 2010, CrowMeris from Greene, NY wrote:

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.


On Jul 26, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just love this perennial snapdragon! The plants bloom the first year from seed, but they are really impressive the second year when they grow large and bushy, and they bloom for most of the summer.

The flower color is a soft yellow that goes with anything.


On Sep 15, 2003, imshl12 from Epsom, NH wrote:

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!)