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Snapdragon 'Potomac® Orange' F1 - S2
Snapdragon 'Potomac® Orange' F1 - S2
Snapdragon 'Potomac® Orange' F1 - S2
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Snapdragon 'Potomac® Orange' F1

Antirrhinum majus hyb.
Bumblebees shoulder their way to the pollen enclosed within the spring-hinged florets of snapdragons, or Lion's Mouth, as they once were called. This hybrid variety has sturdy stems displaying tall, full spikes of flowers sought after by flower farmers. They grow well in borders, cottage, and cut-flower gardens, blooming all season in moderate summer temperatures.
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3-Pack Plugs (2⅓" h x 1½" w per plug)
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2.5-4' h x 8-12" w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Spring to fall
Color
Spikes of rose-suffused orange florets with yellow throats.
Features
Great for containers
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 is a stunning plant that adds a bold vertical statement to summer gardens. Its glossy dark green foliage serves as a striking backdrop to the towering blooms. This variety is a favorite cut flower that blooms all summer in areas where nights cool down, and in late spring and fall in hotter regions. To promote bushy growth, pinch the plant when setting it out and stake it early with twiggy brush or crossed bamboo stakes in windy gardens to support the tall flower-filled stems. The plant's hinged flowers attract native bumblebees that are heavy enough to shoulder open the blossoms and emerge rich in nectar and covered in pollen. As they move from flower to flower, they carry the gold dusting to the next blossom. 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 in the morning 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.