Snapdragon

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Sumptuous seasoning without fear of heights

Despite its somewhat dangerous name, the dragon (Antirrhinum) is actually a very gentle type. With its long stem, exuberant flowers and soft colours, it will add flair to your bright field bouquet.

COLORS AND SHAPES OF THE SNAPDRAGON

"Show me what you got." This statement really fits the Snapdragon. It is tall and blooms profusely with clusters of flowers in white, yellow, orange, red, purple and countless shades of pink. It once got its name from the shape of the petals: if you look at a flower, you see the muzzle of a lion.

SYMBOLISM OF THE SNAPDRAGON

Many flowers have a symbolic meaning, which makes giving them extra fun. For Snapdragon, it's about keeping secrets. This flower is therefore the perfect gift for that person with whom you can share your deepest secrets and then keep them discreetly in a safe.

ORIGIN OF THE SNAPDRAGON

The snapdragon is native to Southwestern Europe, where the flower made a good impression in the plantain family. You can now find snapdragons at your florist in spring and early summer.

CARE FOR THE SNAPDRAGON

  • Cut the snapdragon stems diagonally with a sharp knife.
  • Remove the lower leaves from the stem, so that they do not hang in the water.
  • Give your flowers fresh water regularly.
  • Do not place the vase in full sun, in a draft or next to a heater.