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Snapdragons - The Perfect Companion

When I think of dragons, words like fiery, fierce and ferocious come to mind - definitely not friendly or companionable. So it can be hard to see the similarities between the fairytale monster and the similarly named flower – the snapdragon.

Antirrhinum, otherwise known as snapdragons, are so called because when you squeeze the flower it looks like a dragon. And that’s where the comparisons end. While you might not ask the fire-breathing dragon to be your friend, the floral variety makes a great companion.

They come in a range of colours and are perfect for planting with your roses. At just the point when your roses are starting to look a little worse for wear, your snapdragons will start to come into their own.

They also go nicely with wallflowers and polyanthus as they all like the same conditions – sunny, well-drained and cold.

Once you found a spot in your garden or pot like this, simply dig a little hole and plant. Then wait for this ferocious sounding plant to light up your garden in about six to eight weeks.

Tod Palenski
Awapuni Nurseries
www.awapuni.co.nz 

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