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Antirrhinum majus ssp. tortuosum
Greater Snapdragon
Rare!
Type/Hardiness Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer-early autumn
Height 18-36in/45cm-1m
Light preference Sun
Soil preference Any, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Autumn, Spring, Shallow
The seeds of this unusual variety of antirrhinum were collected in the Rif Mountains, Morocco. The plant has a rather lax, sprawling habit and bright, purplish-red blooms, Although a perennial, antirrhinums are usually treated as annuals, but you can try cutting them back from late autumn to early spring.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Antirrhinums need light to germinate. Sow in Spring, covering with a very thin layer of soil or compost. Transfer seedlings to pots or modules and grow on until large enough to plant out, 6-10in/15-25-mm apart. Germination time 7-14 days.
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