Snapdragon flowers Seeds - Scarlet Giant
This extra tall snapdragon has dramatic spikes of deep scarlet flowers sure to dazzle even the most discriminating flower lover. It makes an outstanding cut flower, tolerates some frost for late season color, and is also an excellent container plant.
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum Majus Scarlet Giant' ) - These Red colored tall Snapdragons will make your flower beds glow with color! Start Snapdragon seeds and create a mass grouping for a stunning visual display. Snapdragons make an excellent long lasting cut flower, and this taller variety, reaching 36 inches in height is perfect for large flower arrangements. Hummingbirds love Snapdragon flowers, and they will be delighted when you grow these lovely annuals. Snapdragon Scarlet Giant' will have your neighbors admiring your garden too!
Snapdragon plants can tolerate a light frost, so they can be set out as early as the ground can be worked. For the earliest blooms, sow Snapdragon seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before setting the plants out. Use quality starter mix and sow the Snapdragon flower seeds on the surface of the pre-moistened mix and gently press the seed in. Harden off the Snapdragon seedlings for 10 - 14 days before planting outdoors. Pinch back at the time of transplanting to encourage branching. For areas with mild winters, sow Snapdragon flower seeds outdoors in a sheltered seed bed in late summer. Transplant the young Snapdragon plants into their permanent location for blooms in winter and spring.
Snapdragons should be grown in rich, well-drained soil. Adding organic matter is very beneficial to the Snapdragon plants. Grow them in full sun, and space this tall variety 12 - 18 inches apart. Snapdragon care includes trimming the plants back after they are done blooming to promote a second flush of blooms. Snapdragons perform best in cooler summer climates. In hot regions, provide Snapdragon plants with some afternoon shade
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 36 inches
Bloom Season: Mid-spring to fall
Bloom Color: Scarlet Giant'
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Rich, moist, well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.3
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 64 - 72F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
Materials: winter and spring,permanent location,Grow them,plants can tolerate a light fros,welldrained soil