Antirrhinum majus, Snapdragon Appleblossom flower seeds
We very much like this variety because of the two-toned color. It makes the flower more interesting to look at. The Appleblossom snapdragons are easy to grow and have very thick and strong stems. The soft color makes them easy to use in bouquets. When you remove old flowers the plant will produce new stems. Appleblossom is a special cut flower variety.
Planting information to grow Snapdragon Appleblossom from seed:
Plant type: half hardy annual
Height: 90 cm
Position: full sun, partial shade
Start: autumn and spring
Number of days until plants bloom: 110 – 120
Distance between the plants: 25 cm
Pinching: yes, at 30 cm
germination: 10-21 days 18-20°C, need light
Number of seeds per pack: 50
How to grow Snapdragon Appleblossom from seed
Snapdragons have probably the tiniest seeds of all! Difficult to sow I have to admit but very rewarding. Because the seeds are so small and they need light to germinate I never cover the seeds. You can start seeds in the autumn if your winter is mild or in early spring in seed trays in a greenhouse polytunnel or window sill. The plants are half-hardy and can be planted out in late spring. due to the heavy tall stems, plants need support. Snapdragons will continually flower as long as you remove the dead flowers. You can cut them back deep into the plant and new shoots will appear just below where you cut the dead stems. Snapdragons are fantastic cut flowers. Pick the stems when the first few flowers are opening and strip most of the foliage. We have had stems lasting up to two weeks!