Let’s keep the flower train rolling this bitterly cold January with last summer’s MVP for annuals: Butterfly Snapdragons “Chantilly” mix. These sherbet-colored beauties bloomed nonstop from early summer all the way until there was light snow on the ground! Snipping them for arrangements (like the ones seen on my Instagram below) just encouraged them to set even more buds and, of course, made the plants stockier with more side branching. These snapdragons wove in so beautifully with the verbena and zinnias in our front garden and were welcome color when everything turned to rubbish with the roses mid-season. Not to mention the bees loved them. If you decide to try them for yourself, I recommend starting them from seed several weeks before your last frost. Provide a strong light source and have patience–they take a while to get going. But when they do, it’s a veritable color party!
The seeds I used were purchased were from Renee’s Garden. I liked them so much I ordered twice as many for spring!