From 1 to 8 feet
6-12 inches wide
Good for Containers,
how to grow Snapdragon
more varieties for Snapdragon
‘Butterfly Bronze’ snapdragon
Antirrhinum ‘Bronze Butterfly’ bears open-faced, golden-orange flowers on 3-foot-tall plants.
‘Rocket Red’ snapdragon
Antirrhinum ‘Rocket Red’ bears crimson-red flowers on tall, 3-foot stems.
‘Solstice Yellow’ snapdragon
Antirrhinum ‘Solstice Yellow’ bears spikes of golden-yellow flowers on 2-foot-tall plants.
‘Sonnet Pink’ snapdragon
Antirrhinum ‘Sonnet Pink’ bears soft pink flowers on 2-foot-tall plants.
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Elegant, silvery licorice plant is so useful to set off flowers in blue, white, purple, and other colors and to add contrast to plantings where you want more than just a mass of green. It’s especially good in containers, where you can admire it up close and show off its spreading habit to best effect.Technically a tropical shrub, licorice plant is usually grown as an annual in the United States. It does best in full sun and well-drained soil.
Petunias are failproof favorites for gardeners everywhere. They are vigorous growers and prolific bloomers from midspring through late fall. Color choices are nearly limitless, with some sporting beautiful veining and intriguing colors. Many varieties are sweetly fragrant (sniff blooms in the garden center to be sure.) Some also tout themselves as “weatherproof,” which means that the flowers don’t close up when water is splashed on them.Wave petunias have made this plant even more popular. Reaching up to 4 feet long, it’s great as a groundcover or when cascading from window boxes and pots. All petunias do best and grow more bushy and full if you pinch or cut them back by one- to two-thirds in midsummer.Shown above: Merlin Blue Morn petunia
There are few gardens that don’t have at least one salvia growing in them. Whether you have sun or shade, a dry garden or lots of rainfall, there’s an annual salvia that you’ll find indispensable. All attract hummingbirds, especially the red ones, and are great picks for hot, dry sites where you want tons of color all season. Most salvias don’t like cool weather, so plant them outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.
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