(Antirrhinum majus) The elegant color mix of these butterfly-type snaps represents the early stages of one of our first cut-flower breeding projects. If you are unfamiliar with the butterfly-types, they feature a more flared out open petal shape, rather than the usual little dragon faces of common snaps. The population, created from a single color of the popular hybrid Chantilly series, spans whites, yellows, salmons, oranges, and pinks. The majority of the Alpenglow colors also exhibit perhaps our favorite quality of its parent variety, the color changes as the flowers age thereby creating a gradient of color down each stem, from newly opened flowers at the top to the older ones down the stem. One of the longest blooming flowers we grow, our snaps are a riot of color from June through frost every year. We hope eventually to tease out some of our favorite colors from the mix to be available as single color open-pollinated strains. Excellent for cut-flower bouquets and a wonderful sweet fragrance.
100 days. UO
Packet: 100 seeds