Snapdragons are native to the Mediterranean. They are a favorite flower for cutting and for its fragrance. Strong-stemmed spikes are tightly packed with large "dragons" in white, yellow, purple, crimson, bronze, and pink, in a range of hues. Long lasting flowers are so profuse, that they can hide the leaves at peak bloom. Most varieties are early summer bloomers. Plants often wilt in the mid-summer's heat, but should perk back up and bloom again in cooler fall weather. Grows 1 1/2' to 3' tall.
Snapdragon plants grows best in full sun. They will grow well in average soil. Soil should be well draining.
Plant Snapdragons outdoors after the last frost for your area. Fertilize once a month. Flowers will bloom in June. After the flowers have died off, cut the plant back to about six inches. Then add some general purpose fertilizer. This will promote new growth and a second bloom.
Snapdragons are very hardy. They can withstand a heavy frost. So, if your plant is still blooming in the fall, do not be too quick to clean up the flower garden.