DESCRIPTION:  Rocket Mix Snapdragon has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented pink, white, yellow and red pea-like flowers with shell pink overtones and a yellow flare rising above the foliage...
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DESCRIPTION Rocket Mix Snapdragon has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented pink, white, yellow and red pea-like flowers with shell pink overtones and a yellow flare rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its small pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Antirrhinum majus 'Rocket Mix'
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GROUP/CLASS: Rocket Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 75 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Mix - pink, white, yellow, red
FLOWERING TIME: Spring to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green 
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Deer Resistant, Cut Flower, Attracts Birds & Butterflies

Landscape Attributes

Rocket Mix Snapdragon is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Rocket Pink Snapdragon is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Rocket Pink Snapdragon will grow to be about 30 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. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

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. 

Rocket Pink Snapdragon is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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