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Tina

Seattle,WA
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:11 pm   Post subject: SnapDragons - annual or perennial?


I have snapdragons blooming right now. I bought these from the garden center in March. I thoguht they were annuals.One of my friends commented yesterday that hers come back every year. Is there a different kind of perennial snapdragons?
Here are mine:






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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:18 pm   


Snapdragons are such a wonderful plant and the colors are fantastic.Its a shame they don't grow after so long in Texas as our heat does them in

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:31 pm   


Tina Snapdragons are perennial plants often sold as cold-season annual plants and do best in full or partial sun. Stew Face 1

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Tina

Seattle,WA
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:35 pm   


Thanks Glen and Eileen.
So you think mine will come back next year? How do I over winter them?

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:22 pm   


Mine neve comes back Tina.I buy new every year.

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Sjoerd

West - Friesland
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:05 pm   


I had some short and bushy snaps just like the pink and white ones that you have shown here and they were perinneal. They came back 3 years in a row until ole Jack Frost got them one year.

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:40 pm   


Mine come back and reseed themselves (I love it when they do that) Laughing I don't do anything special to them. They are pretty tuff little buggers Wink
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Pianolady

Zone 5 Iowa
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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:11 pm   


Sometimes I have some come back, other times not. They may reseed, but I don't think they can be considered perennials.

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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:28 am   


They are annuals here in zone 5, but I have occasionally had them re-seed themselves.

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:49 am   


It all depends on which zone you are in and if the plants are hybrids or not. Wild snapdragons self seed every year and even the parent plants come back and flower annually here in Scotland. However, if they are hybrid plants then they probably won't set seeds and the parent plants may well die off.

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gardenmama

Vermont
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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:25 am   


They are considered annuals in zone 4. I wish they came back every year, they are one of my favourites.

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xylona

Quincy, IL
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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:34 pm   


My snaps are in containers. Do you think they will winter over well in the house...or will they still die anyway?

I love snaps...I can't helping playing with them. Stew Face 1

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AngelaUK
UK
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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:32 am   


Hi, I don't know if it's because of the weather in the Welsh Hills of the UK - when I bought my house 6 years ago there were snapdragons growing in patches. We dug them out, the front of the house has been concreted etc - but the snapdragons keep reappearing wherever there is a little soil. Each house in the cul-de-sac has these snapdragons, the seeds blow around in the wind and self seed. They're beautiful - deep red and extremely hardy!

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kuntrygal

Texas ~ Zone 8
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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:09 pm   


Although I have never grown snaps, I think they are one of the prettiest flowers...so many colors. Think I will try them this fall. But like Glenda said, here in Texas they can't stand the heat. And the heat starts pretty early. Sad

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toni


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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:02 pm   


Where I am in zone 7a or 7b, depending on whose version of the USDA map you look at, they can be perennials. All the pretty, bright colors I planted two springs ago and that came back this spring, have finally succumed to the heat.
But I have a plain yellow that is hanging in for it's third year now. So far it has survived 13 days of 100+ temps in all afternoon sun. It may not make it thru the rest of the summer tho, it is looking tired.

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