Flower Of The Month - Snapdragons
You have likely come across snapdragons at some point. They're quickly becoming one of the most popular flowers on the market and are used in flower arrangements, wedding flowers as well as in any spring bouquet. These wild blooms transform a standard classic bouquet to a floral design statement.
Antirrhinum, also known as Snapdragons, is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers because of the flower’s resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. Antirrhinums are believed to be native to rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa.
Our beautiful Freja features tall stunning pink snapdragons.
Snapdragons are short-lived perennial plants that survive well in cold seasons but are often replanted each spring and considered annual plants. They prefer full or partial sun, and well-drained soil since their roots are susceptible to rotting. The antirrhinum comes in a variation of heights such as small 6-8 inches, medium 15-30 inches and tall 30-48 inches. The most common for commercial use being the medium size.
- Snapdragons are susceptible to ethylene gas and should be kept away from ripe fruits or vegetables. Placing them in a room with this causes them to wilt faster.
- Peak growing season is April to June and August to October.
- Snapdragons come in a range of colours such as white, yellow, orange, red, purple, lavender, burgundy and pink.
- In Russia they are used to extract edible oils.
- Snapdragon flowers are the perfect flower for the spring and summer seasons since they are mostly available at that time of year.
- The snapdragon, also called antirrhinum, got its name from the Greek word antirrhinon “calf snout”.
- Snapdragon flowers are in fact edible. Some restaurants use them as a garnish for certain plates and drinks.
- Snapdragons symbolise strength and grace and are sometimes even used as a magic charm against falsehood.
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