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Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus

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Generalities Snapdragons

Perennial herbaceous plant grown as an annual native to the countries bordering the Mediterranean. This plant is rustic in our country, withstanding temperatures of a few degrees below zero, but it is usually grown as an annual as it develops quickly but is short-lived. The stem is fleshy, lignified at the base, and can reach 100-120 cm in height; the leaves are lanceolate, dark green. The peculiarity of this plant is certainly in the flowers, partially tubular, with two labels, which open by pressing the flower on the sides, remembering the mouth of a lion or a dragon, bloom on long ears; the colors are many, from yellow to red to pink, there are also two-colored and mottled varieties. The flowers give way to woody pods that contain numerous fertile seeds. To have more abundant blooms, remove the withered flower stems, it is also advisable to trim the young plants to obtain a more compact growth.


Snapdragons

The antirrhinum, known by the popular name of "snapdragon" (or also witch grass, caprice flower and wall linen) is a perennial herbaceous, cultivated mostly as an annual or biennial, native to southern Europe and of North Africa.

Its nickname is linked to the shape of the flower, formed by a two-lobed corolla, which coils similarly to lips

The botanical name, however, derives from the Greek and means "like a muzzle" also in reference to the shape of the flower.

It has always been a very common plant in our gardens and terraces because it easily adapts to different exposure and soil conditions. If cleaned regularly, it is able to bloom from March until the first frosts, always giving our green spaces grace and liveliness

Its use in the garden is of the most varied. It can be inserted in mixtures of seeds for flowering meadows, or become part of a rocky area or even decorate pots on a terrace or on a balcony.

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