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Questions About Snapdragons

Asked by
Snappy on
June 2, 2011

Q. Snapdragon Problem

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?

Answered by
Heather on
June 4, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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.

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Asked by
steve123 on
June 22, 2011

Q. My Snapdragons Are Losing Their Blossoms

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. )

Answered by
Heather on
June 26, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is normal and you can encourage more blossoms through deadheading. This article will help you with deadheading:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 14, 2013

Q. What Is Making My Plants Lose Their Leaves From the Ground Up

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.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
August 15, 2013
A.

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.

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Asked by
Sally Foristall on
March 12, 2014

Q. Are snapdragons annuals or perennials

Do I need to plant snapdragons each year?

Answered by
Heather on
March 12, 2014
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 20, 2014

Q. Snapdragons

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?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 20, 2014
Certified Expert
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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.

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Asked by
Vanessab on
June 8, 2014

Q. is epsom salt good for snapdragons

I just want to know if Epsom salt is good for snapdragon plants.

Answered by
roseman on
June 8, 2014
A.

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! :-)

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Asked by
kimber3873 on
March 18, 2015
florida

Q. how do you plant a snapdragon?

How do you plant a snapdragon?

Answered by
shelley on
March 19, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

For directions on how to plant, please visit the following link:
http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scene95d7.html

For more information on how to care for snap dragons, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/snapdragon/growing-snapdragon.htm

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