Hero Image

Antirrhinum multiflorum 'Rose Snapdragon'

  • Common Name
    Rose Snapdragon
  • CA Native
    California Native
  • Plant Type
    Perennial
  • Size
    3' x 1.5' - 2'
  • Flower Color
    Purple
  • Bloom Time
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    N / A
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Seldom Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Attracts Beneficial Insects
    • Hummingbirds
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Well Drained
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This California native has showy spikes of 1/2 inch pink and pale yellow flowers on upright 3 foot stalks above 2 foot evergreen foliage. It is a delicate looking, wild snapdragon and has a sweet, light fragrance. It is considered drought tolerant once established. Looks good in midperennial borders, cottage gardens and naturalized gardens. Some companion plants are Nepeta 'Walkers Low', any of the Achillea, Penstemon 'Margarita BOP', and Salvia apiana.

    Plant in well drained-soil with the root ball level with top of soil in fall or early spring. Tolerates many soil types including clay but will appreciate some compost mixed into the native soil. Water well after planting and mulch to retain soil moisture and reduce weed development.  Cut off spikes when finished blooming for a second flush in late summer. Cut back to 12" in early spring.

    Heavily used by hummingbirds.

    No serious pests or diseases.

  • Master Gardener Comments
    N / A
  • Varietals
    N / A