How to Plant and Grow Snapdragon
Plant Snapdragon Seeds: Sow snapdragon seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Need light to germinate. Kept at 55°F., germination is in 10-21 days. Transplant dwarf snapdragon seedlings 6-8 in. apart, tall snapdragons 12-18 in. apart. Direct sowing snapdragon seed is not recommended.
Grow Snapdragons: Full sun, will tolerate part sun especially in warm climates. Plants like rich, moist, well-drained soils. Avoid overhead watering. When cut back after flowering, snapdragons will quickly bloom again. Flowers excellent for cutting, sometimes sweetly scented, available in traditional 'snapping' flowers or open mouth 'butterfly' or 'azalea' flowers.
Hummingbirds love snapdragons, and the butterfly-types (Madame Butterfly and Twinny) are the easiest flowers on which to feed. Snapdragons are cold tolerant to about 18°F., are cool weather plants often grown with, and like pansies. Bloom cycle is complete when temperatures consistently top 80°F. Snapdragon plants are deer and rabbit resistant.