When I think of snapdragons I think of Antirrhinum majus which is grown from a seed. I'm unaware of any plant with the common name snapdragon that is grown from a bulb.
The reason they are referred to as an annual is only because they are treated as an annual because they won't overwinter in cold climates. In hot climates with mild winters they are planted in fall when the weather is cooler. A more accurate way to refer to snapdragons would be a perennial treated as an annual.This message has been edited. Last edited by: still tryin,
I'm in zone 5 and I consider them annuals. They freeze out & die back, but they do self-seed so I have some every year. Last year, our winter was so mild they didn't even die out. and, then they came back really strong in spring.
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Snapdragons, "Antirrhinum" species, are native to the mediteranian area of the world and there are perennials. In some of our climate, where they can be killed by frosts and freezes they are considered annuals, although in other areas not often affected by frosts and freezes they can be perennials. I have frequently had them regrow, as I have had marigolds, because the winter temperatures did not get cold enough to kill the plants totally. So, the answer to the questions is Yes! depending on where they are growing and what the weather is.
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Even in northern climes, snapdragons will re-flower if they are cut down to almost soil level once their bloom starts to dwindle. It takes about 10 days to 2 weeks for them to re-flower. I have had a pot re-flower twice more after the first cut. But they are an annual where winters are cold.
Sometimes mine come back smoetimes not. I never count on it. Sometimes we just loose plants because the weather is not what the plant needs. I generally never have anything live overwinter that is in a container. Last year my container snapdragons came threw the winter and bloomed beautifully.
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