• 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 majus 'Montego Pink' (Montego Series)

snapdragon 'Montego Pink'

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
snapdragon 'Montego Pink'

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  • Other common names snapdragon 'Montego Pink'

  • 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 Montego Series are dwarf, strongly branched plants to 25cm, and are one of the earliest snapdragons to flower. 'Montego Pink' has pink flowers with lavender tones and a slight fragrance

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • 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)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1 year

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a sunny position in well-drained soil

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 Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong the flowering display

Pests May be attacked by aphids

Diseases May suffer from powdery mildew. Less prone to antirrhinum rust due to it being early flowering

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