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Snapdragon Brighton Rock

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Snapdragon Brighton Rock is an heirloom variety that comes with a lovely blend of pastel bi-coloured blooms. The common name snapdragon originates from the fact that the flower looks like a dragon's mouth having its throat squeezed. If that’s not bizarre enough, the flower seed pods turn into creepy skulls when they die. Perhaps it is because of this ambiguous appearance that in the Victorian language of flowers, it symbolised deception and presumption. Fun fact: Only large insects like bumblebees can pollinate snapdragons because the petals are too heavy for smaller insects to push apart.


  • LATIN NAME
    Antirrhinum majus
    SEEDS
    1500 seeds
    NAME
    Snapdragon
    VARIETY
    Brighton Rock
    SHORT DESCRIPTION
    An old-fashioned flower, a treasure for bumblebees
    PLANT SIZE
    Height 45 cm
    Width 45 cm
    CONTAINER SIZE
    Height 20 cm
    Width 20 cm
    COMPANION PLANT
    Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, flowers
  • SOWING
    Indoor Not required
    Outdoor Apr-June
    TIMING
    Germination 15-20 days
    Harvesting 100 days
    SPACING
    When sowing 5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
    When thinning 10 cm
    GROWING
    Sunligth Full sun
    Soil Any soil
    Watering Regular watering, not overdone
    Feeding Light feeder
    CARING
    Expert tip After they are done blooming, trim the plants back, and they quickly will begin blooming again. If spent blooms are regularly cut back, the plants will flower from early summer right through to mid-autumn.
    SUPPORTING
    Pollinators Attracts bumblebees
    Pests --
  • HARVESTING
    The best time to cut snapdragons is in the morning. Put the flower stalks directly into water. That said, when the plant is in bloom, they help attract pollinators like bumblebees.
    EATING
    Medicinal properties Snapdragon leaves and flowers are said to be anti-inflammatory.
    How to eat While using flowers in foods is an old practice, some flowers used for garnish are suited for just that – garnish. Eating snapdragon flowers is a perfect example: Even though they won’t really add anything to your culinary palate, they are pretty and will add a nice shade of colour to your plate.


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