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Saturday, July 25, 2009

A classy snapdragon

I am a snapdragon, named 'Madam Butterfly' and not being a snob or such, I really think I am a cut above those other, ahem! non-double variety of snapdragons.

I will definitely be going to save seeds from this little beauty.

14 comments:

lynn'sgarden said...

Oooh, she is a beauty queen! Snaps are such great annuals AND they reseed sometimes..what's not to love!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

She is gorgeous! Usually I see the red snapdragons at the big box stores and nothing this lovely. I'd save the seeds too! -Jackie

Tatyana said...

This beauty IS beautiful. Very elegant.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

A real stunner, save those seeds.

Jen

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Ooh...
So pretty.
I have snapdragons some place...never had them before so forgot what they look like. lol

GardenJoy4Me said...

I haven't seen one like that before ! It is a beauty and I'll be looking for it next year .. hope it makes its way to Canada : )

Heather said...

Oooh, that is a pretty one!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Lovely! I can never understand why people wouldn't love snapdragons. They come in such a rainbow of colours and as others observe, they self seed (especially if we don't weed them out...not that I've ever done that, of course.)

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jennifer~~ If you wouldn't have told us it was a snapdragon [an elite one at that] I would have assumed it was a Gloxina. I'm wondering where you found this beauty.

Not to offer unsolicited advice here, but I'm offering unsolicited advice here...LOL: Snapdragon plants root fairly easily from non-blooming tip cuttings. I keep at the ready a six pack filled with moist potting soil for starting cuttings when I get the urge. And I'm sure you know this but the whole plant can be wintered indoors. I say all of this because your regal gem could be a hybrid, meaning it won't come true from seed. --Just a thought. [It's what I would do...and have done with great success.]

Kim and Victoria said...

Oooooohhhh......I'd be saving seeds too! Very pretty.

Rosey Pollen said...

Those snapdragons are very attractive! Great color!
The only thing I hate about snaps, tiny seeds!
Rosey

keewee said...

Grace, thanks for the hint on taking cutting. I will taking plenty.

These snapdragons were in a six pack at our local garden center.

Kathleen said...

That is truly a beautiful snapdragon Kee Wee. I've never seen a double one before. I would save and/or sprinkle those seeds everywhere too!

Sue said...

It is a beauty! I wonder if the plants from its seeds will be the same.