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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Antirrhinum majus
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 6 inches or 3 feet
Location and soil: sun; rich soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, background, edging, containers
Bloom time: late spring-early fall
Color range: apricot, burgundy, pink, rose, yellow
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 10-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last heavy spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7-14 days
Germination temp.: 75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: -
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Growing tips: to sow, keep seeds in freezer for two days before planting, then lightly press fine seeds into soil; blooms better in cool weather; pinch back after bloom to encourage a second flush of bloom; tall varieties need staking; tolerates light frost


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