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Snapdragon Madame Butterfly™ 'Bronze White' F1
Snapdragon Madame Butterfly™ 'Bronze White' F1
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Snapdragon Madame Butterfly™ 'Bronze White' F1

Antirrhinum majus hyb.
The classic 'dragon jaws' have evolved into 'butterflies' in the hybrid snapdragon Madame Butterfly. The variety Bronze White has showy doubled flowers that are picture perfect with clouds of blue ageratum in summer borders. Fantastic fall hardiness.
SKU #S1870
$4.50
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
45
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2.5-3' h x 8-12" w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Spring to fall
Color
Light orange to coral tubular flowers on spikes.
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Bees
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Chill seed 2 days in refrigerator before sowing. Sow thinly on surface and lightly press in, as they require light to germinate.
Sprout Time:
5-14 days
Seed To Bloom:
14-16 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Recommended. Start in containers 8-10 weeks before last spring frost. Keep at about 60-70°F. A mix specifically for seed germination with added vermiculite is the preferred growing medium to prevent fungal problems. Water only from below by setting containers in a tray.
Starting Outdoors:
Not recommended.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last spring frost, or in autumn in zones 8+
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Snapdragon Madame Butterfly™ 'Bronze White's blooms tower over its glossy dark green foliage and add a handsome vertical statement to summer gardens. It is a favorite cut flower that blooms all summer where nights cool down, late spring to early summer and fall in hotter areas. Pinch when setting out to promote bushy growth and stake early with twiggy brush or crossed bamboo stakes in windy gardens to support the flower-filled stems. After the first flush of bloom, deadhead, removing the spikes with developing seeds down to vegetative branching, or shear the plants to 8",and fertilize the trimmed plants for renewed flowering until late fall.
Final Spacing:
8-12"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week, moderate tolerance to dry soils once established.
Soil pH:
Prefers neutral but will tolerate slightly acidic to slightly alkaline
Fertilizer:
Fertilize with an organic flower fertilizer monthly.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids may be an issue—hose down plants with a heavy stream of water regularly until the pest is gone. Place in an area with good circulation to prevent fungal problems. If such issues do arise, plants can be sprayed with an organic fungicide.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when 1/3 of the florets are open.