Snapdragon

Antirrhinum magus

[antirrhinum_magus]

On May 28, 1767 Jefferson observed "Snap-dragon" blooming at Shadwell, his childhood home, and four years later, he listed this native of southern Europe among the hardy flowers to be naturalized in a "shrubbery" at Monticello. The Snapdragon is an excellent example of a flower whose appearance has changed little in three hundred years, and Jefferson's Snapdragon might have been the purple-flowering species that now grows wild throughout southern Europe.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Reds Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.010366,-78.453054

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 11 – Nov 82002: Apr 25 – Jun 282003: May 13 – Jul 142004: May 14 – Aug 132005: Jun 10 – Jun 232006: May 24 – Dec 12007: May 29 – Nov 152008: Jun 6 – Oct 132009: May 29 – Sep 12010: May 24 – Sep 12011: Jun 7 – Aug 152012: May 24 – Jul 202014: Jun 2 – current