• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Antirrhinum molle

dwarf snapdragon

dwarf snapdragon

© Christopher Whitehouse

  • Other common names dwarf snapdragon

  • Family Plantaginaceae

  • Genus Antirrhinum can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with simple leaves and tubular, 2-lipped flowers which may be solitary or in terminal racemes, in summer and autumn

  • Details A. molle is a vigorous, dwarf sub-shrub with both procumbent and almost upright stems carrying sticky-hairy, green leaves. White to pale-pink flowers with yellow throats, are produced from the upper leaf axils in early to mid summer

  • Plant range NE Spain, Portugal


  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Sand


  • Chalk


  • Loam


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid


  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a sunny position in very well-drained soil and with shelter from strong wind, as the stems can be brittle

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 16-18°C in late summer, early autumn or early spring. Overwinter young plants under glass

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning necessary

Pests May be attacked by aphids

Diseases May suffer from powdery mildews. Has some resistance to antirrhinum rust

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