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Snapdragon - Madame Butterfly Pink


Sale price$9.00

Another of my long time favourite snapdragons! It's the absolute perfect shade of soft warm mid pink with just the right amount of depth, and all the ruffles! Very productive as all snaps are.

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.

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of $45 (approx. 5 plants) – you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum.

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

Plant orders are shipped on Mondays (& Tuesdays).

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SNAPDRAGON - Madame Butterfly Pink - PLANTS
SNAPDRAGON - Madame Butterfly Pink - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Antirrhinium Majus

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.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)