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Columbine antirrhinum majus

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columbine antirrhinum majus

columbine antirrhinum majus (common snapdragon; often – especially in horticulture – simply snapdragon) is a species of flowering plant belonging to the genus Antirrhinum. The plant was placed in the Plantaginaceae family following a revision its prior classical family, Scrophulariaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern France, and east to Turkey and Syria. The common name snapdragon, originates from the flowers reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the mouth of the flower to snap open like a dragons mouth.

Description of columbine antirrhinum majus

It is an herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 0.5–1 m tall, rarely up to 2 m.

Cultivation of columbine antirrhinum majus

A peloric Snapdragon

columbine antirrhinum majus to some extent can survive frost as well as higher temperature, but does best at temperatures around 17–25 C. Nighttime temperatures around 15–17 C encourage growth in both the apical meristem and stem of A. majus. The species is able to grow well from seeds, flowering quickly in 3 to 4 months. It is also able to be grown through cutting.

Cultivation

columbine antirrhinum majus to some extent can survive frost as well as higher temperature, but does best at temperatures around 17–25 C. Nighttime temperatures around 15–17 C encourage growth in both the apical meristem and stem of A. majus. The species is able to grow well from seeds, flowering quickly in 3 to 4 months. It is also able to be grown through cutting.

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