Antirrhinum majus 'White Giant' F1
|Sow Under Cover
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- June - October
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow under cover in early spring, pot on and plant out after last frosts. Or sow September-October for overwintering indoors or planting in a very sheltered spot. Do not cover seed with compost. Thin to 30cm (12in)
This one is a giant in pure white, which makes a statuesque and beautiful cut flower. Our top-selling favourite. Self-sows at Perch Hill.
You can over-winter these in a cold frame, for huge, early flowers in May, or just sow in early spring for picking in summer and autumn. These varieties have also all been bred for good rust resistance.
Antirrhinum flowers are edible and can be used to decorate puddings, cakes or party cocktails. They are not to everyone's taste as they are slightly bitter, but they're completely safe to eat.
They will need staking, or growing up through horizontally stretched jute netting. Keep picking (not to the ground but to above a pair of leaves), and these will keep flowering for months at a time.