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Magic Carpet Blend Snapdragon Seeds

Magic Carpet Blend Snapdragon Seeds

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If you love "snaps" you'll want to grow this dwarf variety of the old garden favorite. With a lovely combination of colors, it adds charm when planted with other low-growing annuals in flower beds and borders. The perfect size for containers, or even hanging baskets, and attract pollinators. The edible flowers with their unique shape make an interesting and pretty garnish on salads, desserts, and cold drinks. Snaps do best in cool weather. A good cut flower for your petite bouquet.
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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Plantaginaceae

Native: Southern Europe, Northern Africa, and West Asia

Hardiness: Usually grown as an annual, though perennial in USDA zone 5 and warmer.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Heaviest in cool weather

Plant Dimensions: 6"–8" tall and 3"–4" wide

Variety Info: 1" flowers in shades of red, white, yellow, and pink start blooming on the lower part of the flower stalks, moving up, until the last flower to open is the the top of the stalk.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date or as soon as soil can be worked. Mild Climates: Late summer to early fall for winter and spring bloom.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 3"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 3"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing stems that have about half of the bottom flowers open.