Saturday, May 19, 2007

Antirrhinum majus 'Montego White'

Antirrhinum majus, known in English as "snapdragon" and in French as gueule de loup or muflier, is a tender perennial (grown as an annual in Toronto gardens) native to the Mediterranean. Snapdragons have spikes of showy flowers in a wide variety of colorus; each flower looks a bit like a dragon's (or wolf's) head, with "jaws" that can be made to open by gently squeezing the sides of the flower. The 'Montego' series are dwarf cultivars, only 25-30 cm tall.

1 comment:

  1. I like snapdragons as "filler" plants -- stick them in anywhere I have a gap in the flower border, and they add color all season. They seem to be able to grow and flower under almost any conditions, and (unlike a lot of other small flowering plants) are ignored by slugs and snails.


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