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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

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    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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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


    Family

    Plantaginaceae


    Also Known As

    Dragon Flower


    Type of Plant

    Annuals Annuals

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring Spring
    Fall Fall

    Specifications

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

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies
    Hummingbird 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.

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

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