Antirrhinum majus 'Appleblossom'
- approx 20 seeds
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- Seed Packets (only) £2.95
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- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: Average
- Hardiness: Half-hardy, short-lived perennial
More reliable than an English summer, quintessentially cottage garden and perfectly pinkish-white, ‘Appleblossom’ is a snapdragon with rich green foliage that produces spikes of large, hooded and lipped flowers often visited by bumblebees and other pollinating insects. A great cut flower, they also make splendid pot plants for spring flowering in a cool greenhouse or, with some supplementary heat, they can be grown to flower during the winter.
Plant out and water your bedding plants early in the morning with a weak solution of a potash-rich fertiliser, such as Tomorite. Deadhead the flowers on a regular basis as this will encourage new growth and stop the plants putting all their energy into seed production.
Fill trays with good quality compost and lightly cover the seeds. Water, and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Pot on when they have put on their first true leaves and then harden off before planting out at 20-30cm intervals, after the frosts have passed. Seeds sown in autumn and overwintered in a cold frame, will produce bigger plants which will flower earlier in the year, than those sown in spring.