Antirrhinum majus 'Chantilly White' F1
|Sow Under Cover
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- June - September
- 60cm (24in)
- 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)
A hugely prolific and long-flowering pure white Antirrhinum of the Chantilly type.
This has open flowers, without the usual Snapdragon double lip, easy and super-reliable and hardier than other Antirrhinum types, surviving the winter outside with us in Sussex. The Chantillys also have a delicious scent and excellent vase life.
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.
Choose a spot in full sun or light shade, ideally with moist but well-drained soil. For growing in pots, use as large a container as possible. Keep picking (not to the ground but to above a pair of leaves), and these will keep flowering.