Zodiac Seed Packet, Scorpio

$3.50

Watch out for the Snapdragon Sting of the gardening scorpion! If you aren't careful it might come in and tidy up your garden with its handy-dandy Garden Shear pincers.

Also available in the zodiac collection tin.

Designed by Carolyn Dugas of Studio Gooz.

Antirrhinum majus

Named after its scented flowers which vaguely resemble a dragon's face. These 20" tall stately beauties come in a rainbow of colors and make an excellent choice for garden beds and cut flower bouquets. Deadhead frequently for prolonged flowering. Full sun. Annual.

Planting Information

 

Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
212000N/AN/A30-40
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost60-70°FPartial SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed1/16"1/2"2365
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
6-12"10-21Annual3 years

Site Selection

Snapdragon is an annual or short-lived perennial (Zones 5-7) that prefers full sun and well-drained soil high in organic matter.

Planting

Snapdragons are moderately frost tolerant and do best in cool weather. Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors just before the last frost. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 60-70˚F. Seeds will sprout in 10-14 days. Deadhead to extend flowering period.