• 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 'Bells Pink' (Bells Series)

snapdragon 'Bells Pink'

  • Other common names snapdragon 'Bells 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 'Bells Pink' is an early-flowering dwarf snapdragon to 30cm tall, with erect racemes of mid-pink, open, almost bell-shaped flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • 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)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

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

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong the flowering display

Pests May be attacked by aphids

Diseases Prone to antirrhinum rust and powdery mildew

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