London (change)
Today °C / °C
Tomorrow °C / °C
7 messages
13/07/2014 at 15:28

I've had a few deformed snapdragons this year but I think this is quite a weirdo:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52342.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

13/07/2014 at 15:34

They are weird. It's only the flowers bases that give it away

13/07/2014 at 15:39

I wonder if they are the result of cross-pollination between normal ones and one of those fancy 'designer' antirrhinums that are about these days?  I must say I much prefer 'proper' snapdragons!  

13/07/2014 at 15:45

I grew it from seed and unless I mixed them up it's supposed to be a snap mouthed 'day and night' one.

It looks like it wants to be an open mouth though 

Edd
13/07/2014 at 15:54

I am not sure as i have never seen it myself but this could be a (viral-like) disease carried by the leafhopper called Aster Yellow. It deforms the flower.

13/07/2014 at 16:01

a lot of the modern varieties of snapdragons look deformed to me. I love the originals

13/07/2014 at 17:32
Edd wrote (see)

I am not sure as i have never seen it myself but this could be a (viral-like) disease carried by the leafhopper called Aster Yellow. It deforms the flower.

That's interesting Edd, I've just been reading up about it. I have seen a fair few leafhoppers. If it's a disease I suppose the rest of the flowers will open like that and then I'll know? I'll see what happens. 

email image
7 messages