How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Snapdragon—Antirrhinum majus
Family Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)

Plant Identification

Snapdragons are perennial plants usually treated as annuals. There are various forms best suited for borders, edges, beds, pots, or rock gardens. The Chinese Lanterns strain has trailing stems and is best suited for hanging baskets. Flowers are bell-shaped or lobed and come in various colors. They bloom mostly in spring and early summer and attract butterflies. In mild areas, flowers can also bloom in winter.

Optimum conditions for growth

Snapdragons do well in areas with full sun and need regular water. In areas with mild winters and hot summers, snapdragons will bloom from winter through spring.

Blossoms and unopened flower buds
Blossoms and unopened flower buds

Pests and disorders of Antirrhinum majus



Environmental disorders



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