An heirloom with snapping jaws
Great for cutting, with a rich velvety color that won’t fade!
Variety: ‘Black Prince’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Mid Spring – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 18 in
Plant Width: 10 in – 12 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Cool Season,Cut-and-Come-Again,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Flower,Fragrance,Free Bloomer,Heirloom,Long Bloomers
Bloom Color: Dark Red
Foliage Color: Bronze,Olive Green,Purple,Variegated
Light Requirements: Full Sun,Part Shade
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Containers,Cut Flowers,Foliage Interest,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
This dragon looks like it might really snap! A wonderful heirloom reselected for modern vigor and bloom power, Black Prince is a glorious Snapdragon with blooms of darkest crimson and bronzy foliage that complements the fresh greens of the spring or fall garden beautifully!
The blooms arise on long, dense stalks, faintly redolent of cinnamon and so showy! Plants reach 18 inches tall and 10 to 12 inches wide in the garden–a great size for the bed, border, or even edging!
If you have never “snapped” a Snapdragon, here is how to do it: You’ll notice that the blooms form two separate cupped clusters that meet in the middle, like jaws. Gently squeeze the sides of the jaws, and the two clusters will separate, just like a mouth opening. The space is just the right size for a child’s finger to poke into the dragon’s mouth. Release the bloom and the jaws “snap” closed!
Seeds may be direct-sown or started indoors for earlier blooms. Snaps are cool-season annuals that bloom in spring and fall in warm areas, summer in colder climates. In very warm locations they may winter over if mulched. They do best in full sun to light shade.