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Snapdragon - Madame Butterfly Bronze

Seeds

Sale price$5.80
ANTIRRHINUM MAJUS

Another of my long time favourite snapdragons! It has to most amazing depth of colour as it slowly morphs down the stem, fading from coral salmon tones through to orange peach as they open.

Mid-late flowering, the Madame Butterfly make the perfect pair with early flowering Chantilly & Costa snaps, easily extending the harvest season from the same planting time. With their double open azalea shaped flowers they're also way more fun & interesting than standard shaped snaps.

APPROX 20 SEEDS
Snapdragon - Madame Butterfly Bronze
Snapdragon - Madame Butterfly Bronze Sale price$5.80

When to Sow:
Autumn to Early Spring

How to Sow:
Transplant

Light & Cover Requirements:
DO NOT COVER (needs light)

Ideal Temperature:
Medium (approx 21°C)

Germination Speed:
Normal (7–14 days)

Snapdragon seeds are very small and they also need light to germinate, so they will need special care to germinate their best selves. See our Top 5 Tips for Better Seed Germination post for our best germination tricks for these types of light lovers.

Plant Type:
Hardy Annual

Ideal Location:
Full Sun

Spacing:
15–25cm

Height:
90cm+

Can be grown as either quick one cut plants, planted very close (10cm) or pinched and planted further apart 22cm.

Rust can be an issue when grown over summer, but is less of an issue over winter and when they are kept thoroughly harvested and always pumping out fresh new growth.

Snapdragons absolutely need support, and more support than you'd think they'd need. Once they fall over they will bend to keep growing upright.