Antirrhinum majus

Botanical Name: Anthirrhinum majus

Phonetic: an-tih-RY-num MAY-juss

Common Name(s): Snap Dragon

Family: Plantaginaceae
Origin: China, USA
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring, summer, fall
Flower Color(s): Blue, orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow, bicolor, peach

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 7-10
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Medium          
Height: 1-3 Feet
Spread: 0.5-1 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Rust, but more botrytis, mold, fungal leaf spot, downy mildew, wilt, root rots, aphids
Soil: Well-drained soil, poor soil, clay, organically rich

Features: Self-fertile, pollinated by bees, essential oils, medicinal properties, showy flowers, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, cut flower arrangements
Uses: Border, containers, foundation, specimen, massing, used as annual

Medicinal Properties: The leaves and flowers are antiphlogistic, bitter, resolvent and stimulant. They have been employed in poultices on tumours and ulcers. It is effective in the treatment of all kinds of inflammation and is also used on haemorrhoids. The plant is harvested in the summer when in flower and is dried for later use. Source:




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