Antirrhinum majus

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Synonyms for Antirrhinum majus

perennial native to the Mediterranean but widely cultivated for its purple or pink flowers

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They include Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon), Calendula officinalis (Marigold), Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle), Celosia cultivars, Leucanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Geranium species, Gomphrena (Purple Gomphrena), Mirabilis jalapa (Four o'Clock), Narcissus hybrids (Daffodil), Tagetes (African and French Marigold) Verbena cultivars and Zinnia angustifolia.
The species from which modern garden varieties has been bred is Antirrhinum majus, originating from the Mediterranean area.
These Antirrhinum majus varieties are normally grown in Britain as half-hardy annuals, sown early with heat, spaced out in trays, gradually hardened off and planted outdoors in May.
Such a model, when compared with those created for Antirrhinum majus and Arabidopsis thaliana, both of which have simple racemes, should provide insight into the evolution of the development of inflorescence architecture.
With Antirrhinum majus all sorts are ideal, but 'The Bride' is a stunning intermediate frothy-white form and is the first perfumed snapdragon.