Antirrhinum majus ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’
DOUBLE APPLEBLOSSOM SNAPDRAGONS
Antirrhinum majus ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ is unique amongst Snapdragons.
Because of soft and lovely shades of colouring in the frilly double flowers.
Double butterflies gently blushing
Each stem displays unique blends of pink, cream and rose playing across the dense packed flowers.
With the lovely blooms like a flock of double, frilly butterflies gently blushing.
Large double Snappies packed on multiple stems
The flowers are large doubles with frilly edges, and packed closely together up long, much branched stems.
So ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ packs more flowers onto each stem then most other Snappies can.
And with it’s multitude of branching stems, delivers an eye-stunning flounce of frilly flowers.
Superb cut flowers for floristry & flower farmers
Stems of Antirrhinum majus ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ are perfect in floristry bouquets or in arrangements. And especially with that sweet colouring and frilly, flouncy look.
They have excellent vase life.
‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ has been carefully bred for commercial farming, as it has a very long and continuous production of flower stems for harvesting right through summer and autumn up to the first frosts.
Tolerant of both heat & cold
And also for winter flower production in sub-tropical areas. So they are able to produce under shorter day length conditions.
The flower stems have also been bred to be strong and self supporting.
Antirrhinum majus ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ is designed to be both heat and cold tolerant.
Wonderful garden or pot displays
Fortunately Antirrhinum majus ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ has also been designed for outstanding garden display.
So it blooms long and hard in Full Sun, but will also perform creditably in Partly Shaded positions.
While the stout stems are toughly weatherproof.
‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ is a stunner for pot display because of the multitude of flowers over a very long period.
Super quick & easy from seed to flower
Antirrhinum majus ‘Doubleshot Appleblossom’ is usually comes to flower in just 75-80 days from sowing the seed.
Snapdragon flowers are deliciously edible and make a sweet treat in salads, stir fries, fruit salads, drinks and as garnish.
So plant some in your veggie patch for both nibbling and cutting for vases.
Deer & rabbit resistant
Happily, Snapdragons are not high on the menu list for rabbits and deer, who usually pass them by for fodder they find tastier.
Snappies can go on from year to year
Antirrhinum majus is actually a short lived perennial and will go on blooming for several years if left in the garden over winter.
But because they are so quick and easy to raise from seed, and fast to bring to flower from seed, they are often grown as annual.
Personally I leave mine in the garden from year to year instead, and just trim them back to reshoot each spring.
45-50cm High of peachy double blooms on strong, much branched stems x 30-35cm Wide of neat, deep green foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow any time indoors in a punnet for an early start with flowers, or scatter directly in garden in winter and spring.
Indoors for quick & early plants: First sow the seeds on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then pat the surface lightly to ensure good contact of seeds to the mix, but do not cover.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.
Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by standing it in a shallow water bath and allowing the moisture to percolate to the surface of the mix from below.
Then place it in a warm, well lit position (not in direct sunlight).
Temperatures of 15-25C are best for optimum and rapid germination.
You can use a heat mat if you have one.
Though it is not essential as these seeds are willing germinators.
Continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water bottle.
Seeds germinate in approx. 10-15 days.
Seed Count: 10 seeds approx. per pack. (Seeds of this new release are scarce)
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