Black Prince Snapdragon

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Early in the season, the foliage is what stands out, being dark green with a reddish maroon overlay. When it flowers, the blooms are stunning--a dark velvety crimson, one of the richest, warmest colors I've seen. Relatively tall 16-18" and large-flowered, Black Prince is easy to grow and simply astounding with other intense colors like silene or lobelia.

100 seeds




 Antirrhinum majus 


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly press in, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 10-12” apart

Sowing Outdoors:  Direct sow outdoors 2 weeks before the last frost. Sow 3-5 seeds every 3-12"

Growth Habit: Columnar

Height and Width: 16-18” by 10-12”

Spacing: 10-12" apart

Light Needs: Full sun, light shade

Soil Needs: Average, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 100-110 days

Uses: Cut Flowers, containers, bedding plants, attracts pollinators

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting.  Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer every few weeks.