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15/08/2013 at 15:37

Hi Fellow Gardner's,

I am aware that Antirrariums are perianals but wondered if they are worth retaining in my borders? Do they flower as well years two as I had a lovely display this year, even now still some blooms on them. Any advice warmly received and applied where necessary.

 

Best regards

 

Ronnie

 

15/08/2013 at 15:41

antirrhinums are better grown fresh from seed each year. 

If you really want to keep it, cut it down hard after flowering.

15/08/2013 at 16:44

I don't keep mine but treat them as annuals - I guess you could try but they can get very woody and I've found the colours fade. 

15/08/2013 at 19:13

They can produce the second year too.  A friend had some last year and they came good again,this summer.  But, best as annuals I think.

15/08/2013 at 23:29

I agree with everyone else. Just save the seed from this years and plant for next year. Sprinkle a few seeds where you have them growing now with any luck they will selfseed 

16/08/2013 at 12:01

Hi Peeps, Thank you very much for that helpful advice. Slugs and snails still scoffing away. I picked up 42 last night by torch light and at 07.00 this morning another 22. You just can't beat mother-nature. Yours aye Ronnie 

16/08/2013 at 12:30

I really struggled sowing Antirrinums, I grew them from seed and they have been in my

green house most of the summer. They were very small and weedy and seemed to take forever to get  going...any tips

16/08/2013 at 17:42

They don't like to be covered just sprinkled on the surface of the compost and pressed in gently. don't like to dry out either so I cover seed tray with clingfilm.

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