Up for sale is one pack of 2000+ Spurred Snapdragon Flower Seeds (Linaria maroccana). These hybrid snapdragons are a mix of reds, pink, orange, white, and yellow on 20" stems and create a light airy look in the garden. When planted with other flowers they almost look like orchid plants with a smaller cluster of flower on the top of the stem.
PLEASE NOTE: Snapdragon’s are a cool weather flower and need an extended period of cooler weather to set their roots. Snapdragon will not germinate in warm late spring or summer weather.
We offer flat rate combined shipping on all orders, no limit on the amount or type of seed packets.
Soil temperature: 60 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Light
Germination days: 10 days
Plant spread: 8"
Plant height: 20''
Plant type: Annual
Maturation days: 60 days
For zones 1-12 these snapdragons are some of the easiest flowers to sow. You can direct sow them anytime from late fall to early spring and they will germinate when the time is right. These seeds are very tiny so if direct seeding it's best to use the shaker method where you mix your seeds with 1/4 cup of dry sand and use an old spice shaker (that's clean), or other container with holes in it, to evenly disperse your seeds. You can also mix your packet with one gallon of dry screened peat and spread by hand. Snapdragons need light to germinate to after sowing give them a very light dusting with peat so as to disguise them from birds.
You can also start these over winter in pots to get an early start on spring flowers. If starting in pots place seeds on the surface of your soil and lightly dust with vermiculite or sand. Snapdragon can tolerate cold weather and a light frost. Here in zone 7 we put them out 30 days before our last frost in the spring (late March).