Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Spurred Snapdragon 'Northern Lights' Mix
Botanical name: Linaria maroccana (Scrophulariaceae)
Other name: Morrocan Toad flax
Spurred snapdragon ‘Northern Lights’ mix is the idea annual flowering plant if you want to attract lots of birds, bees and butterflies to your garden. Snapdragons, native to Morroco, are a particular favorite of children who like to pinch the tiny individual blossoms and make the "dragon mouth" open and close. This 'Northern Lights' Mix of Spurred Snapdragons come in colors ranging from yellow, red and pink to white or purple.
How to grow
These flowers are perfect for showy border plants, cut flowers or large container gardening. This is a wonderful annual flower to plant in large clusters, allowing the colors to bounce off one another and showcase other flowers in your garden. These seeds are not receptive to the winter months. Therefore it is best to plant in the Spring and early Summer months in areas where frost is common.
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Sowing: 1/32 of 1 inch depth. surface sow, do not cover the seeds.
Germination: 2 to 4 weeks
Spacing: 10" - 12"
Blooming: May through July
USDA Zone: 3-9b