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|annual, tender perennial|
|dwarf 8" to 12 "; full-sized 1' to 3'|
|rich, well-drained soil|
|variety of colors|
|vertical green spikes|
|beds, borders, and bouquets|
|Purchase seedlings or start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before you last spring frost. Seeds need light to germinated so don't cover them with soil, just press them lightly into the surface. Keep sprouts cool (55º F) until they're ready to transplant outdoors. Seedlings will tolerate some frost. Space them from 6 to 12 inches apart. During hot summer days, if plants start looking dull and droopy, cut them down by half and apply an organic fertilizer to reinvigorate their growth. Watch for orange spots indicating a fungal disease called rust and treat with a dusting of sulfur if necessary.|
|Before plant breeders developed today's varieties, snap dragons had a bad reputation with gardeners for having flowers that fell apart shortly after being pollinated by bees.|
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How do I support the 3'-4' tall snapdragon plants my garden? They need something soon. They out grew their metal hangers.
Hardiness Zone: 7a
By hammy from OK
Use bamboo poles, good luck.