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Antirrhinum molle

dwarf snapdragon

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

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
NE Spain, Portugal

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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
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
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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