Pinching out the growing tip will encourage branching and more blooms. After plant is hardened off, it will become very tolerant to colder temperatures.
Do not cover seed as they need light to germinate.
Best temperature for germination : 18-20 C (65-68 F) in sowing medium (very low on salts). Do not cover the seeds, but keep humidity high. lighting for 16 hours (= 8 hours dark)Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.04 inches (0.1 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Snapdragon about 56 days before your last frost date .
Wait until seed pod dries and shake seed out gently onto paper to dry before storing. Seed is very small, like poppyseeds.
These estimates for how long Snapdragon takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 21 days | Min 4 days | Max 72 days (32)
Average 46 days | Min 37 days | Max 63 days (2)
Average 71 days | Min 70 days | Max 75 days (3)
Our when to plant Snapdragon estimates are relative to your last frost date.
The common name “snapdragon”, originates from the flowers reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the “mouth” of the flower to snap open.
Leeuwebekje, Leeubekkie (Afrikaans)
Antirrhinum majus L.
Misspellings: Anthirrhinum, Snap Dragon