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This colorful cool season annual is a charmer in the middle of the flower border during the spring and fall.

Latin Name

Antirrhinum majus



Also Known As

Dragon Flower

Type of Plant

Annuals Annuals

Bloom Season

May - June


Spring Spring
Fall Fall


Max height Max Height: 2'
Max spread Max Spread: 1'


  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade


  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies
    Hummingbirds Hummingbirds


    Native Range

    China and the United States


    Thomas Jefferson first observed snapdragons blooming at his childhood home, Shadwell, in 1767.

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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