|Life Cycle||Tender perennial, grown as hardy annual.|
Transplant within 2 weeks of arrival, or bump up into a larger cell until you can transplant.
|Netting / Staking||
1 layer of support netting
Snapdragons like it cold, especially when young. Short drops to 20F or colder are tolerated well.
Plant in clusters of 2-3 seedlings, with 6" spacing. Plugs are multi-seeded with this in mind.
Well drained, generally fertile soil.
Facultative long day
Pinching will produces more, but smaller stems per plant. I prefer to not pinch, resulting in taller stems with larger flowers. Use a wider spacing when pinching.
|When to Plant||
In autumn, plant 3-4 weeks before first frost. In spring plant 3-4 weeks before last frost. These cold hardy plants prefer frosty conditions to hot conditions. Plant at the same time as Stock and Campanula.
Harvest when 1/3 to 1/2 of the buds are open.
|Post Harvest Care||
Harvest into a holding solution. Snapdragons are moderately sensitive to ethylene.
|Diseases / Insects||
Generally easy growing. Rust is an issue in some environments. Harlequin bugs love snapdragons in summer.
When planted in fall or late winter, snapdragons will reach 3-4" easily. Different series bloom at different times and you can extend your harvest window by planting several series at the same time.
*In-depth Growing Guide for Snapdragon coming soon*