Montego™ Pink Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus 'Montego Pink'
Montego™ Pink Snapdragon flowers
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Height: 8 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Montego Series
Brand: Syngenta Flowers
A small variety producing lovely pink flowers on bushy, uniform plants; excellent for container mixes, low beds and as edging; multiple blooms are held just above deep green foliage on strong stems
Montego™ Pink Snapdragon is clothed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented pink pea-like flowers with coral-pink overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its small pointy leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Montego™ Pink Snapdragon is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. 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.
Montego™ Pink Snapdragon is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Montego™ Pink Snapdragon will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
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. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Montego™ Pink Snapdragon is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.