Snapdragons are good cool season plants. Hardened plants can be put out in the garden early May and will bloom until heavy frosts. (zone #5)
Racemes of coral-pink and cream petals. Honey Bees are heavy enough and strong enough to open the flower to get to the nectar. Once in, the flower snaps around them. The blooms form two separate cupped clusters that meet in the middle, like jaws. Squeeze the sides of the jaws, and the two clusters will separate, just like a mouth opening. Release the bloom and the jaws "snap" closed.
8 inches tall, space 8 inches on center
dead head flowers
seeds, will reseed in the garden
Species plant is native to south western Europe and Sicily.
Antirrhinum is from the Greek meaning snout, referring to the shape of the flower.