Antirrhinum siculum | Sicilian Snapdragon
Sicilian Snapdragon, also called Wall Snapdragon, is a perennial native to Malta, Italy which has spread throughout the Mediterranean. Named after their flowers which look like a dragon’s face, Sicilan Snapdragon plants have yellowish flowers with parallel purple streaks held on upright, freely branching stems and narrow, almost linear leaves, which is a characteristic of this member of the Antirrhinum genus. As one of its common names suggests, they are commonly found growing in urban areas in rock walls and gardens. Also grows great in flower gardens, under oaks, infill, rock gardens, and slopes.
Like most summer-blooming flowers, Antirrhinums are best sown indoors a few weeks before the expected last frost date in spring. Plants thrive in cooler temperatures of late spring and do great in sandy or rocky, well-drained soils.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 14-18 inches
Mature width: 10-16 inches
Hardiness zones: 8- 11