Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragon Plant Features

Perk up your spring garden with a colorful assortment of snapdragon. For decades, this classic annual flower has brought delight to you and old alike. Appearing on tall spikes, the flowers can be gently squeezed to make them open like the mouth of a dragon. Snapdragons thrive in cool weather and come in both standard types that can grow to 3 feet tall and dwarfs that top out at 8 inches high. There are also trailing varieties that work perfectly for hanging baskets and window boxes. Snapdragon colors include yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, white, and bi-color. Some varieties are also delightfully fragrant and all types will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Snapdragons will bloom best during cool weather and will slow down once the weather heats up. Snapdragons are also deer resistant.

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Snapdragon Growing Instructions

Plant snapdragon in a sunny spot that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. Snapdragon prefers a moist, well-drained soil and will sulk during periods of drought so be sure to mulch the plants to maintain consistent soil moisture. When hot weather arrives most snapdragons will stop blooming. At that time you can replace them with heat-loving annuals or you can shear them back and wait for them to rebound in the fall. Older varieties of snapdragon may self sow the following spring. 

Snapdragon is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors






  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts hummingbirds

    Deer/rabbit resistant

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Snapdragon

Sweet Alyssum
Interplant Sweet Alyssum and Snapdragon in a large container or basket for a memorable spring combination.

Pansy and Snapdragon both enjoy cool weather and moist, well drained soil.

Senetti Pericallis and Snapdragon are a terrific team in the early spring border.

Our favorite varieties

Arrow Pink Snapdragon

Arrow Pink Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus 'Arrow Pink'

An excellent variety showing off tall spikes of fragrant pink flowers, 'Arrow Pink' is perfect for cutting and growing in garden beds or borders. It grows about 2 feet tall.