About Snapdragon Madame Butterfly
Although they are often said to have "Azalea" like flowers, I would say that each flower on the stalk can look like small rose buds opening. They are even more stunning in mass. The tall spikes of these snapdragons have a riot of color that lasts past the first frost. The double flowers of the Snapdragon Madame Butterfly will keep the flower bed alive with color late into the season as they can take a few frosts. The colors include cherry/bronze, ivory, pink, red, rose, yellow and bronze blooms. They are considered one of the best cut flowers as well and are listed on the Washington State University's list of deer resistant plants.
Snapdragons Madame Butterfly Mix
Planting and Growing Snapdragons
Make sure your Snapdragons “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.