Every season we grow thousands of Snapdragons in every color imaginable. Most are destined for mixed bouquets but there is one special variety that never seems to make into the general mix, the Chantilly. Designers, grocery customers and florists eagerly snatch up every stem we can muster! There just never seems to be enough to go around.
The breeder of this fine group was a genius! No other Snapdragon I’ve grown posses so many desirable traits in one plant : beautiful warm colors, tall strong stems, delicate ruffled blooms and the loveliest citrus scent.
During a warm afternoon there is no better place to be than smack dab in the middle of this fragrant paradise! Well, maybe the Sweet Pea patch ;)
Here a big bundle of Chantilly Snapdragons gathered for a flower subscriber: pink w/ white throat, light salmon,and bronze
This variety is unbelievably productive. During a warm spell we often harvest daily.
Sometimes the task can be a little daunting!
++ Growing notes++
The first week of February I sow seed in 200 cell trays and keep the babies nice and toasty in our propagation house until transplant time in early April.
In the field all of our snaps are grown with a 9×9″ spacing in landscape fabric and netted early on to ensure nice straight stems. From an April planting we usually begin harvest by late June.
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