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Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus 'Candy Showers Rose'

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Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Candy Showers Rose') at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon flowers

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Candy Showers Series

Description:

A smaller variety producing slightly fragrant rose-pink flowers on a low, mounded and trailing habit; excellent for hanging baskets, but will also spread in garden beds; add it to a container mix

Ornamental Features

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon is clothed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented rose pea-like flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Candy Showers Rose Snapdragon is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
This Plant Library is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally and changes from day to day, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.