Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Annuals

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

by Charlie Nardozzi


Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close like a mouth moving). It’s a fun trick to do with your kids. For 2010, plant breeders have taken the original snapdragon to a new level.

Next spring you’ll see a new snapdragon variety that’s won the All-America Selections Award (AAS). Twinny’ Peach’ hybrid snapdragon grows just a foot tall and features peach-colored double flowers with a butterfly shape. (Unfortunately for the kids, the flowers aren’t jointed so it can’t “talk.”) Twinny’ Peach’ is one of the first dwarf, double-flowered snapdragons on the market.

For more information about ‘Twinny Peach’ snapdragon, go to: All-America Selections

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