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Tall beautiful Snapdragons "antirrhinums"
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You have most likely come across snapdragons at some point. These beautiful blooms are quickly becoming one of the most popular flowers on the market, and can be used in flower arrangements, including wedding flowers, as well as in any spring bouquet. These wild blooms transform a standard classic bouquet into a floral design statement.
Flower history & origin of antirrhinums
Antirrhinum, also known as Snapdragons, is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers due to the flower’s resemblance to the face and mouth of a dragon.
Antirrhinums are believed to be native to rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa.
Snapdragon flower care
Snapdragons are short-lived perennial plants which survive well in the colder seasons but are often replanted each spring and are, therefore, considered to be annual plants.
They prefer full or partial sunlight, and well-drained soil since their roots are susceptible to rotting. The antirrhinum comes in a range of heights from small (6-8 inches), medium (15-30 inches) and tall (30-48 inches). For commercial use, medium is the most popular size.
Fun facts about snapdragons
- Snapdragons are susceptible to ethylene gas and should be kept away from ripe fruits and vegetables as placing them in a room with these can cause them to wilt faster.
- Peak growing season is April to June and August to October.
- Snapdragons are available in a range of colours such as white, yellow, orange, red, purple, lavender, burgundy and pink.
- In Russia, Snapdragons they are used to create edible oils.
- Snapdragon flowers are the perfect flower for the spring and summer seasons, as they are widely available at that time of year.
- The name Snapdragon, (also known as antirrhinum), is derived from the Greek word antirrhinum “calf snout”.
- Snapdragon flowers are in fact edible. Some restaurants use them as a garnish for certain plates and drinks.
- Snapdragon flowers are in fact edible. Some restaurants use them as a garnish for certain dishes and drinks.
- Snapdragons symbolise strength and grace, and are sometimes even used as a magic charm against falsehood.
Our beautiful flower box Freja features tall, stunning, pink snapdragons.