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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


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

    Latin Name

    Antirrhinum majus


    Family

    Plantaginaceae


    Also Known As

    Dragon Flower


    Type of Plant

    Annuals

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbird

    Colors


    Native Range

    China and the United States


    History

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


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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