When I planted Snapdragons, they were lush with lots of flowers. I amended our sandy soil with some growing soil. The shoots get nice and tall but before they flower, the buds get hard and brown. I don't see bugs on them. What can I try?
They may not be getting enough water. Increase watering to the plants. Just to be on the safe side, I would treat the plants with a fungicide.
My snapdragons are losing their blossoms. I have several tall snapdragon plants. They have lost most of the flowering blossoms. Will they grow more? Is there something I can do to get more blooming? (The tall stems are mostly naked with blossoms at the top. )
This is normal and you can encourage more blossoms through deadheading. This article will help you with deadheading:
What is making my plants lose thier leaves from the ground up and eventually die? I have snapdragons- which I have had for 3 years. They have always been beautiful. Now I am noticing the leaves disappearing from the bottom up.
Snaps usually have a few bottom leaves looking pretty bad. If the rest of the leaves on the plants look OK, it might just be a normal thing. Has the soil been too wet, they hate that! You might want to take a sample to your local agricultural extension office for identification and recommendations.
Do I need to plant snapdragons each year?
You should plan on planting them annually. But they are actually a tender perennial. Most of the time, they will die off, but once in awhile they end up in a sheltered location and will regrow the next year. But they do not do so consistently enough to rely on them coming back every year.
I planted dwarf Montego lemon yellow dwarf snapdragons throughout the front beds, but a small patch has re-bloomed white instead of yellow. None of my neighbors have snaps visible for cross-pollination. Does anyone know why yellow would come back white? And is there a way to ensure yellow blooms?
You are likely seeing the offspring of the plants or there was a few plants that were mislabled. While they did not have a cross pollinator, they likely are hybrids and their offspring will not look like them (this is done intentionally by the seller to prevent people from collecting seeds and growing them again next year). And mislabled plants do occasionally occur. Whatever the cause, the flowers will not go back to yellow.
I just want to know if Epsom salt is good for snapdragon plants.
I use some Epsom Salts on our Snap Dragons once a year and they seem to have sturdier main stems due to its use. Some gardeners say to have your soils tested first, as some soils are already high in magnesium and adding the Epsom Salts may not really be needed. No need adding something if it is already there in abundance and adding to possible soils salts issues. Here is an article for you to check out on the use of Epsom Salts: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/epsom-salt-gardening.htm
Here is an article for you as well on Snap Dragon growing and care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/snapdragon/growing-snapdragon.htm
Enjoy those talking blooms! :-)
How do you plant a snapdragon?
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