Southern Gardening: Use snapdragons for lively fall landscapes – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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Southern Gardening: Use snapdragons for lively fall landscapes – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

I like growing snapdragons when the seasons shift to cool weather. The colorful flowers are like a floral kaleidoscope in the landscape.

Snaps — my nickname for them — are fantastic for the cool-season cutting garden. The vertical flower stalks add interest as the individual flowers line up neatly in tall bundles. And if you’re really lucky, you can enjoy their soft, cinnamon fragrance on a calm, warm morning.

There are quite a few snapdragon series that are great choices for our Mississippi landscapes.

The Snapshot series features compact, full plants topped by closely spaced, crowded flower spikes. The flower spikes are big for the size of the plant, and sturdy stems support these big flowers.

These snapdragons grow to 10 inches tall and wide. The Snapshot snapdragon mix is a beautiful combination of soft pastels and bicolor flowers.

The Solstice snapdragon series is a great choice for landscape use. These plants grow up to
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