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Today I was wandering through the garden, and I noticed my heirloom ” Black Prince” snapdragon was looking pretty good. I started this from seed this year. I was worried they would get lost in the mixed planting.

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One of the problems with an urban potager is you have to be particulary selective as to what plants you include in your growing space. I will be saving the seed from this heirloom to share with others.

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I just love the color red in flowers so when I found this heirloom snapdragon I just had to have this snapdragon in my garden. I have never grown snapdragon before, but this one caught my eye when I read about it at Thomas Jefferson Monticello gardens.

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If I use a perennial in my garden it, has to be one that I feel will help with beneficial insects. I have noticed some small insects visiting this plant. Here, it is tucked in with my dwarf blueberries.

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They describe the color as “crimson red” or “blood-red” or one of the deepest reds. It’s common name is “snapdragon” or scientific name is “Antirrhinum Majus”

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This Heirloom Snapdragon will be in Palm Rae Potager for many years.

Written by Robbie

M.S. Education, , Organic Gardener, soil + nature lover, former modern dancer

3 comments

    1. It does not always feel that way when I am out weeding all day like today, and all I see are weeds every where! To get a compliment from
      you is very special-I admire your garden + your photos:-)–thank you Lrong

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