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How to Grow Dwarf Snapdragon

Chaenarrhinum Germination Information

Chaenarrhinum is the botanical name for Dwarf Snapdragon
Chaenarrhinum Seed Germination How to Sow Chaenarrhinum:
  • Best sown indoors at 68-70° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Seeds will germinate in 10-15 days
  • Flowers will appear as early as 10 weeks after sowing
  • It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors. Seeds are very small

How to Grow Chaenarrhinum:
Spacing: Site them 12 inches apart in full sun in a well-drained garden soil

Temperature:  Very tolerant of heat and humidity, but they must be protected from too much winter moisture

Transplanting: Transplant seedlings when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Appearance and Use:

This small perennial, 8-10 inches tall but spreading 12-18 inches, is a candidate for the front of the border and is excellent in rock gardens, alpine houses, and screen beds. As a trailing plant it also shines on the patio in containers or baskets. This vigorous plant of grayish green, teardrop-shaped leaves will be absolutely covered in the blue with a yellow eye, small (1/2-1 inch diameter) flowers from mid- to late summer


About Chaenarrhinum:
Pronunciation:  ke-nor-hin’um ôr-gån-i-fo’li-um
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Scrophulariacea; native to Asia Minor
Common Name:Dwarf Snapdragon