Brighton Rock Snapdragon

Brighton Rock Snapdragon

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An old-fashioned flower, a treasure for bumblebees.


Snapdragon Brighton Rock is an heirloom variety that comes with a lovely blend of pastel bi-coloured blooms. The common name snapdragonoriginates from the fact that the flower looks like a dragon's mouth having its throat squeezed. If that’s not bizarre enough, the flower seed pods turn into creepy skulls when they die. Perhaps it is because of this ambiguous appearance that in the Victorian language of flowers, it symbolised deception and presumption. Fun fact: Only large insects like bumblebees can pollinate snapdragons because the petals are too heavy for smaller insects to push apart.

Seeds 1500
Plant size
Height 45 cm, Width 45 cm
Container size Height 20 cm, Width 30 cm
Companion plant Tomatoes, peppers, melons
Sowing Indoor Not required
Outdoor Mar-Sept