Snapdragon ‘Avignon Bicolor Yellow’

Antirrhinum majus

Features

  • Fragrant
  • Medium producer

Description

Large, golden-yellow blooms are airbrushed with rusty red and have white throats—an unusual color combination for a standard snapdragon, making this variety a great bridge flower for arranging. Stems are thick and strong, and flowers are scented.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 30 to 36 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 110 to 120 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: when 4 to 5 in tall

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost; transplant out once the weather has warmed. Seeds are very small; bottom-watering is recommended until plants emerge.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just the bottom 2 or 3 flowers are open before they can be pollinated by insects. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Details

Description

Large, golden-yellow blooms are airbrushed with rusty red and have white throats—an unusual color combination for a standard snapdragon, making this variety a great bridge flower for arranging. Stems are thick and strong, and flowers are scented.

Details

Plant type: hardy annual
Height: 30 to 36 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 110 to 120 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: when 4 to 5 in tall

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost; transplant out once the weather has warmed. Seeds are very small; bottom-watering is recommended until plants emerge.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just the bottom 2 or 3 flowers are open before they can be pollinated by insects. Expect a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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