|Storage Temperature: 36-38 F
|Ethylene Sensitive: Yes, very sensitive.
|Description: A spiked, terminal raceme with
multiple florets. The florets are shaped like little dragon heads, with upper and lower
lips which will open when you gently squeeze the sides of the blossom.
|Colors: Purple, pink, blue, white, yellow and red.
|Botanical Facts: From the Greek words anti (like)
and rhis (snout) referring to the appearance of the individual florets.
|Design Notes: Snapdragons are very geotropic.
Realize that their tips will turn up if they are angled sharply in a floral design.
They make outstanding mass flowers if cut short.
|Purchasing Hints: Purchase straight stems
with florets open on the lower one third to two thirds of the spike. Buds at the top
of the spike should show some color.
|Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be
below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of
warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage
|Additional Notes: Snapdragons are heavy
drinkers. Renew water solution frequently and beware of bacterial bloom in the vase
water. Snapdragons are very geotropic and will vertically bend away from gravity.
Always store upright.