Garden of mixed snapdragons in the spring.

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Garden of mixed snapdragons in the spring.

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Many gardeners have fond childhood memories of opening and closing snapdragon flowers’ “jaws” to make them appear to talk. Besides the kid appeal, snapdragons are versatile plants whose many variations can find a place in almost any garden. Almost all types of snapdragon grown in gardens are cultivars of the common snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus). Snapdragon variations within Antirrhinum majus include differences in plant size and growth habit, flower type, flower color, and foliage color. Many wild snapdragon species also exist, though they are rare in gardens. Snapdragon Plant Varieties Snapdragon plant types include tall, mid-size, dwarf, and trailing plants. Tall types of snapdragon are 2.5 to 4 feet (0.75 to 1.2 meters) tall and are often used for cut flower production. These varieties, such as “Animation,” “Rocket,” and “Snappy Tongue,” require staking or other supports. Mid-size varieties of snapdragon are 15 to

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