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Montego™ Pink Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus 'Montego Pink'

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Montego™ Pink Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus 'Montego Pink') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Montego™ Pink Snapdragon flowers

Montego™ Pink Snapdragon flowers

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Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Montego Series

Brand:  Syngenta Flowers

Description:

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

Ornamental Features

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.

Landscape Attributes

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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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