The Snapdragon's botanical name is Antirrhinum, from the Greek anti (like) and rhin (a nose), referring to the snout like shape of the flower.
The Antirrhinum is reminiscent of English gardens with the tall stems grouped amongst cottage borders. If you squeeze the sides of the Snapdragon gently the dragon's mouth will open and close.
A large range of colours including white, red, pink, orange, yellow and bi-colours.
Most of the year with peak seasons between April - June and August - October.
Snapdragons are sensitive to ethylene gas, and should be kept away from mature fruit and vegetables, dying flowers and excess heat. To promote the flowering of the buds, and to avoid stem curvature the top 2-3" (5-8cm) can be removed, though many people feel this spoils the look of the flower. Wilted flower heads should be removed to promote the opening of upper buds.